Senior/Staff Data Engineer – Perception


  • Full Time

The Perception Verification & Validation team leverages data from our autonomous vehicles and operations to determine autonomy and service readiness. We provide the foundation for strategic decision-making at Zoox. You will develop and implement the next generation of our data pipeline to ensure visibility into our business as we scale toward the launch of an autonomous mobility service. You will define the system and build the pipeline to enable Zoox to develop and scale with a data-first culture.

You will join a diverse, experienced team with rapidly growing scope and responsibility while also having access to one of the most unique data sets in the autonomous vehicle industry. Hence, we are seeking all skill levels to grow with the team.




  • Designing, building, and maintaining the infrastructure that transforms autonomous vehicle data at scale to support analytics tfor the Perception Verification & Validation team
  • Designing complex systems for large-scale data mining and analysis on petabytes of data
  • Building scalable data pipelines that enable the use of simulated and ground truth Perception data with low latency to the various team sub-groups and other Perception teams



  • Experience designing and building complex data infrastructure at scale
  • Experience with Python or Java
  • Advanced SQL and data warehousing experience
  • Experience operating a workflow manager such as Airflow
  • Experience with large scale processing frameworks (e.g. Spark, Hadoop) and relational database management systems (e.g. Postgres)

    Bonus Qualifications


  • Basic fluency in C++ or Scala
  • Experience with streaming platforms (e.g. Kafka, Kinesis), data warehouses (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience with manual or automatic labeling
  • Exposure to Perception, Artificial Intelligence, or machine learning
  • Experience with Databricks


    There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary will range from $210,000 – $300,000. A sign-on bonus may be part of a compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  
    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.
    Vaccine Mandate
    Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.
    Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.
    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.
    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.