Test Engineer, Manufacturing Test and Diagnostics

San Carlos, CA
Manufacturing Operations – Manufacturing Test & Diagnostics /
Full-time /
We are inventors, builders, and doers, passionate and purposeful in the work we do. We have a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvent personal transportation—and we need your help. Zoox is looking for a Test Engineer to be responsible for the testing of our sensors and ECUs used in our autonomous vehicle.  In this role, you will be developing automated tests for critical components including but not limited to lidars, cameras, radars, telematics, HV modules, sensor pod accessories, etc.  You will work cross-functionally with our electrical engineering and software teams to develop and test new products and technologies. We are looking for an engineer who is curious, enthusiastic, and not afraid to embrace new technologies!

In this role, you will:

    • Build and release test solutions for use on the manufacturing lines at Zoox and at contract manufacturing sites
    • Develop test scripts to verify functionality, control test instruments, capture test parameters, and analyze results for continuous improvement
    • Implement adequate test coverage across all phases of manufacturing (PCBA, module, system, vehicle) through collaboration with other teams
    • Release updated test programs for new generations of hardware and software
    • Support the test and validation of prototype designs
    • Establish best practices and drive continuous improvement on test deployment, runtime, and yield


    • BS in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or equivalent technical degree
    • 5+ years of industry experience
    • 3+ years of experience testing complex electronic assemblies in a manufacturing environment
    • 3+ years of experience with Python and shell (bash) scripting
    • Experience in developing automated manufacturing tests on Linux and debugging failures using commands in the terminal

Bonus Qualifications

    • MS in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or equivalent technical degree
    • Experience with lidars, cameras, radars, telematics, high-voltage assemblies, automotive ECUs
    • Knowledge of pytest, unittest, or similar test frameworks
    • Knowledge of automotive protocols such as CAN or automotive Ethernet
    • Strong troubleshooting skills at both system and component levels
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $119,000 to $195,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.

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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If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.

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.