Software Engineer - Motion Planning Architecture

Foster City, CA /
Software – Motion Planning & Control /
Decision making and motion planning are the primary responsibilities of mobile robots. Taking input from a variety of perception and localization systems, the planner's job is to figure out where the robot is going and how to get there safely. 

As a software engineer on the motion planning architecture team, you are responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of the Planner software stack, monitoring and improving Planner runtime performance, hardening the underlying libraries that the Planner uses, and designing new software modules. You should be passionate about developing carefully tested high-quality C++ code for real-time systems.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Strong proficiency in C++
    • 2+ years of professional software development experience
    • Experience with software testing methodologies
    • Experience with Linux

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience with safety-critical systems
    • Experience with numerical methods 
    • Strong mathematical and geometrical skills
    • Experience with Python
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.