Quality Engineer, Hardware

Foster City, CA
Manufacturing Operations – Quality
Zoox Quality engineers will report to the Quality Director and have the final goal to support the development of the quality related specifications and requirements and to ensure that Zoox’s product and service provides a high level of quality that meets the defined standards/specifications and in the end the customer expectation. 
They will define and monitor the Quality control activities throughout the process. 
Starting from the design phase, supporting quality requirement definition, FMEA creation and analysis, etc, continuing in the production process and ending up with the “in service” activity, monitoring Quality standards and taking actions to fix quality issues (failure analysis, recall campaigns, etc). 

Part of the daily routine the Quality engineers will interact with many different departments starting with supplier quality, internal departments to service organizations in the respective field.
They contribute to the definition and improvement of Zoox Quality Policy and Manual.
They will play a fundamental role to support the setting up of procedures and instructions and processes that will allow Zoox to align with the international standards for Quality Systems (IATF 16949, ISO 9000 and similar).


    • Lead development of Quality Planning activities from Design / Specification  review, PFMEA and Control Plan development, 
    • Main link between Design Teams and mfg quality for autonomous hardware development components (such as Lidar, Radar, TOF, Camera, etc.) - technical expert
    • Develop quality inspection plans
    • Lead root cause analysis activities from prototype, production and service
    • Support process improvement activities
    • Support OEE improvement activities
    • Responsible to create reports to show quality status in manufacturing, service, etc.


    •  BS in electrical or electronics required (Master Eng. preferred)
    • Min 5 years experience in manufacturing environment
    • Experience in standard quality tool required (FMEA, Control Plan, 8D, PPAP, etc.)
    • Automotive background and understanding preferred 
    • Overall solid understanding of general assembly processes is required
    • Ability to adapt in a fast changing dynamic environment
    • Able to lead independent activities such as Root Cause analysis, process improvement, etc.

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience in Lidar / Radar / Sensor / Camera is desired
    • Python coding or similar language desired

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 artificial intelligence, robotics, 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.