Staff Software Engineer - Operational Tools

Foster City, CA
Software – Rider, Vehicle, and Fleet Operations Software /
Full-time /
The TeleGuidance team at Zoox enables our autonomous vehicles to incorporate human contextual guidance into the planning algorithms allowing our vehicles to successfully reason about and navigate complex scenarios by leveraging real time remote human guidance. TeleGuidance is an integral part of the self driving stack, dealing with some of the most challenging scenarios by fusing the “human sensor” data in real time to plan a solution to complete the mission. 

Take a look at this video we made for a more thorough explanation from the hiring manager:

There are three major domains within the team to allow this: starting with the on vehicle planning algorithms that incorporate the human guidance, to the complex adapting network infrastructure and finally the 3D interface which the remote operators use to gain situational awareness and send guidance to the autonomous fleet. 

In this role you will contribute to building the essential user interface which the remote operators use to provide guidance to the autonomous fleet. This mission critical interface is the primary means of enabling the human-machine collaboration by providing a real time 3D view of the environment and live video feeds allowing the operators to gain situational awareness, and provide guidance. You will have an impact on the interface for new guidance features and tackle the challenges of virtually enabling an operator to comprehend the complex driving scene. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Experience with Javascript and at least one modern JS framework: Vue, Angular, or React
    • Extensive experience with programming and algorithm design
    • Experience in C++

Bonus Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Experience with computer graphics, especially WebGL
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary will range from $205,000 to $293,000. A sign-on bonus may be part of a compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  

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.