Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer

Foster City, CA
Software – Product Security /
Full-time /
Zoox is looking for a Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer to join our Product Security team. The team works on the cybersecurity of the Zoox robotaxi service. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to elevate the practice and the culture of security (as applied to product cloud infrastructure and platforms that support the robotaxi service) to meet and exceed the demands of heightened scrutiny and adversary interest that will accompany the launch of Zoox services to the general public and the subsequent scale-up of our operations.

In this role, you will:

    • Find, fix, and verify security issues across our product infrastructure, leveraging both existing tools and your independent research.
    • Build, deploy, and operate off-the-shelf and custom security tools for networks, platforms, endpoints, and workloads. Develop innovative workflows that enable “shifting left” (helping service owners to understand and be accountable for their systems’ security).
    • Make our infrastructure design, deployment, and configuration patterns and infrastructure-as-code modules secure-by-design. Make it easy to request and maintain least-privilege access for regular, occasional, and “emergency break glass” scenarios in a user-friendly way that will scale as we grow.
    • Showcase operational and cybersecurity best practices by deploying and operating services owned by our team in a reliable, low-maintenance, and secure way.
    • Give architectural, system design, and security feedback on upcoming and existing systems with specific actionable proposals and technical requirements. Maintain awareness of new developments and technologies and suggest things to try as well as more substantial architectural changes as best practices evolve.
    • Partner with cybersecurity, compliance, and engineering leadership to plan and execute long-term strategies that propel the state and the security of Zoox infrastructure forward.


    • 4-10 years of experience across software engineering, cloud infrastructure operations / SRE / DevOps, and cybersecurity; 1+ years of experience in a software engineering role or developing custom SRE / DevOps / cybersecurity tooling of substantial scope.
    • Cloud environments (we use AWS), automation tooling, infrastructure-as-code, container-based workload orchestrators like Kubernetes, “cattle, not pets” with configuration management and immutable images.
    • Expertise with cloud security concepts, network security, common problems and their resolutions, infrastructure hardening in the cloud.
    • Persuasion, emotional intelligence, asynchronous communication skills, and relationship building skills that enable you to achieve complex goals on short deadlines by teams that do not report to you.
    • Tools of the trade: cloud security posture management (CSPM), vulnerability management, security event monitoring (SIEM), API security, network observability, incident management, and others.

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience with datacenter security concepts, common on-premise infrastructure security problems and their resolutions, infrastructure hardening in on-site compute, storage, and networking environments.
    • You have successfully applied CI/CD principles to automate security aspects of infrastructure-as-code workflows (preflight cybersecurity checks, change management, policy enforcement, etc.)
    • Contributions to the cybersecurity community of practice, such as developing tools, contributing original research, participating in conferences and events, etc.
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 $186,000 to $265,000. 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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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.