Senior CAE Engineer, Vehicle Durability

Foster City, CA
Vehicle Development – Vehicle Integration Engineering
At Zoox, we have set the goal to provide our customers with the highest level of safety while using our fully autonomous vehicles. You will work with a team of world-class engineers with diverse backgrounds such as robotics, control, and vehicle engineering, to deliver the vehicle performance using virtual tools and methodologies. In taking on the virtual durability development you will work in predicting where the vehicle is within its lifespan, and providing maintenance scenarios and optimization strategies.


    • Ensure virtual tools, methodologies and correlation are in place continuously improving virtual predictive quality of durability and fatigue simulations.
    • Develop and maintain vehicle, tire and drive CAE models to support a virtual proving ground.
    • Responsible for generating vRLD from vehicle test data.
    • Lead the virtual vehicle structure development in close collaboration with project and engineering teams.
    • Lead the structural correlation virtual to physical.
    • Lead virtual DVPs, generate concise reporting and execute design countermeasures according to engineering process.
    • Drive the use of optimization tools, balancing performance, weight and cost targets.
    • Report out at project gateways.


    • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or related field
    • Expert knowledge of ANSA, NASTRAN, OPTISTRUCT, nCode
    • Strong analytical and communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

    • Background in Vehicle CAE performance development preferred

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.

Follow us on LinkedIn

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.