Mechanical Engineer Manager - Prototyping

Foster City, CA
Manufacturing Operations – Prototyping
The lead would be working daily to help guide the engineers in the Prototyping team to effectively execute on the project milestones. This lead would often be managing projects that serve the Vehicle Engineering, Industrial Design, Product, Compute and Sense hardware, and other teams. Emphasis must be made on quality of our output and speed of execution.


    • Lead Mechanical Engineering activities in cross-functional team environment
    • Design, build, test, and refine prototypes
    • Apply engineering and tolerance techniques to high precision design requirements
    • Manage both internal and external resources to build and deliver components for prototypes


    • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • 8-10 or more years of relevant industry experience
    • Experience managing people and/or projects that are beyond the scope of mechanical engineering (electrical, software, etc.)
    • Experienced using CAD tools, SolidWorks, and/or CATIA
    • Direct experience managing in-house and external resources for prototyping and short run manufacturing
    • Expertise with GD&T, Quality, and measurement tools and processes
    • Experience with common prototyping processes, including but not limited to:
    • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
      3/4/5+ axis CNC machining
      Welding, grinding, and fabrication
      Thermal treatments and coatings

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.

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