Quality Engineer, Advanced Hardware Manufacturing

San Carlos, CA
Manufacturing Operations – Advanced Hardware Manufacturing Operations /
Full-time /
As the Quality Engineer in Advanced Hardware Manufacturing Operations (AHMO), you will develop systems, methodologies, quality processes, and best practices to guarantee high-quality products in line with standards, drawings, and specifications set in place by internal Engineering Teams. You will support projects developed by cross-functional teams where quality results, teamwork, and initiatives measure individual performance. A successful candidate must have the ability to meet tight deadlines, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be detail oriented, and be able to work independently. This position will report directly to the Quality Manager. 

In this role, you will:

    • Lead Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and guide teams to create quality documents including detailed Process Flow Diagrams, Process Failure Mode Analysis (PFMEA),  Inspection Reports, Dimensional reports, Functional Test Reports (FTR’s), Process Certs, Material Certs, Rework instructions, Temporary Deviation Orders (TDO’s), Packaging Reports, Part Submission Warrants (PSW’s) in various quality databases including Jira, RGBSI, 3DX, and other Internal Quality Logs.
    • Play a fundamental role in supporting the setting up of procedures, instructions, and processes that will allow Zoox to align with the international standards for Quality Systems (IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and similar).
    • Be the main point of contact between Design Teams and Manufacturing Quality for hardware development (i.e. Lidars, cameras, and compute units)
    • Develop a Quality Plan from Design and Specification reviews to serial production
    • Develop Incoming Quality Control (IQC), In Process Quality Control (IPQC), and outgoing Quality Control (OQC) requirements and setting metrics for analyzing performance
    • Hold MRB(Material Review Board) meetings with key stakeholders to determine the disposition of on-hand units in quarantine


    • BS in mechanical, electrical, or electronics engineering required (MS in Electrical Engineering is preferred)
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment (medical device, semiconductor, or aerospace fields are preferred)
    • Thorough knowledge of QMS and quality control fundamentals
    • Background in MRB and NCMR handling along with driving SCARs & CAPAs to resolution
    • Experience in standard quality tools required (FMEA, Control Plan, 8D, SPC, etc.)
    • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, negotiation, interpersonal, decision-making, oral, and written communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience in Lidar / Radar / Sensor / Camera 
    • Python coding or similar language 
    • Experience working in a start-up environment and setting a QMS from scratch
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 $128,000 to $210,000. 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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If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.

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.