Software Engineer - Road Network Tools

Foster City, CA /
Software – Road Network Mapping /
Zoox's Road Network team is responsible for developing the tools and infrastructure necessary to build, curate, and manage our high definition road network.

The ZRN Tools team manages most of the applications in the road network content pipeline. These tools help Engineers and Cartographers create, analyze, and validate the semantic road network content our vehicles use to drive.

The ZRN Editor is the most powerful of these tools. The Editor is an in-house native 3D curve and polygon editing tool used to build all ZRN content in the company. Road Network Tools engineers also work closely with the Core Architecture team to build out post-process and validation tools that help us guarantee data integrity and validity.

We are looking for both generalist C++ engineers and engineers with 3D graphics experience. Developers will also be responsible for building content validators, post-process tools, and other tools to aid Cartographers in their work.


    • Design, develop & test features for our road network Editor
    • Build out the content pipeline that allows Cartographers to produce ZRN data accurately and quickly
    • Create software requirements, design documentation, test plans, and other supporting documentation
    • Contribute to all phases of the software development cycle including prototyping, requirements capture, design, implementation, and validation


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science (or related field) or equivalent practical experience
    • At least 3 years of industry experience
    • Fluency with C++
    • Experience with OpenGL or WebGL

Bonus Qualifications

    • Master's / PhD in computer science (or related field)
    • Experience with Qt or equivalent UI framework
    • Proficiency with Python
    • Experience with geometry, routing, or graph theory
    • Experience with mapping or GIS systems
    • Experience with data/content pipelines (ETL, etc.)

Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.

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A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.