Senior Mechanical Test Engineer

Foster City, CA
Advanced Hardware Engineering – Hardware Engineering
Our team is responsible for the design, development, and productization of sensor and computer hardware for our autonomous vehicle. We are looking for an innovative self-starter who is excited to work as an exceptional mechanical test engineer.  In this role you will be responsible for developing, executing and documenting component, assembly, and system-level testing. You will establish functional and performance standards and ensure hardware complies with specifications.


    • Write detailed test plans and procedures for environmental and mechanical tests
    • Design test fixtures, develop test scripts and data acquisitions systems
    • Design and perform experiments to collect field data to measure vehicle environments
    • Work cross functionally to analyze test results, identify test failure root cause, implement and verify corrective actions
    • Hold test design reviews, test readiness reviews, and data reviews
    • Support needs for prototype and production testing


    • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering + 7 years industry experience or equivalent
    • Experience in testing automotive, consumer electronics, or aerospace components
    • Experience with shock, vibration, thermal, and IP test 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Can work independently but isn’t afraid to ask for help from others

Bonus Qualifications

    • Familiarity with basic structural, thermal, and modal analysis
    • Experience with CAD software (CATIA or 3DExperience preferred) 
    • Familiarity with ASME Y14.5 GD&T and comfort in drafting engineering drawings
    • Prior experience in National Instruments and Keysight test platforms 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.

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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.