Hardware Test Automation Engineer

Foster City, CA
Advanced Hardware Engineering – Hardware Engineering
As our hardware test automation engineer you will be responsible for developing and documenting hardware test automation software. This will include both high level (Python) programming to automate test environments and execution as well as low level (C/C++) programming to implement test specific firmware features. You will need to work closely with Mechanical, Electrical and Optical engineers to develop and execute our hardware tests. We are looking for someone who’s enthusiastic, innovative, a self-starter, and willing to take on the challenges to work with us as an exceptional hardware test automation engineer.


    • Develop scripts, frameworks, and firmware/software features to perform and support prototype and production testing
    • Setup and run tests on compute and sensory hardware
    • Document software to make it easily accessible to others both within the team and outside of it.  
    • Work collaboratively with design engineers and project managers to plan and execute component test campaigns
    • Design and build tooling to allow post-processing and visualization of test data


    • B.Sc. in Engineering Discipline or Computer Science 
    • 2+ years software development experience or equivalent
    • Experience designing and building hardware test automation software
    • Familiarity programming in Python

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience programming in C/C++
    • Familiarity with basic mechanical, electrical, and optical test procedures
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Prior experience in National Instruments and Keysight test platforms preferred


Zoox is a robotics company developing fully-autonomous vehicles 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 believe the transition to self-driving vehicles requires a combination of elegant vision and uncompromising execution.

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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.