Director of QA & Release Management

Foster City, CA
Software – Software /
Full-time /
As the Director of Quality Assurance (QA) & Release Management, you are someone who is obsessed with quality improvement with the ability to develop and drive a high-level strategy. You take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy through Verification and Validation. Additionally, you thrive in a start-up environment and have experience in setting up and successfully managing QA teams for bespoke autonomous vehicle (AV) platforms.

In this role, you will be:

    • Provide strategic engineering leadership to validate driving AI software using simulation testing, on-vehicle structured testing, systematic validation for robot motion control, behavior analysis of ML-based perception and prediction components.
    • Institute release management principles, SW deployment operations and validation methodologies, determining software readiness to deploy vehicles on public roads.
    • Help define the software delivery process and test methodology for in-house tools and applications.


    • 10+ years of experience architecting and executing test plans towards system/subsystem level verification and validation
    • 12+ years of experience working in Quality Assurance engineering
    • Prior experience in working with field test teams
    • Experience with managing manual, design and development of automation frameworks
    • Experience with management of product releases and tailored verification campaigns
    • Deep knowledge of Computing architectures (low power and high performance)
    • Exposure to data analytics frameworks
    • Experience working with programming languages and tools (Testrail, Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, Githut, Python, etc).
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $260,000 to $372,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
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.