Senior/Staff Software Engineer – Simulation Infrastructure


  • Full Time

Simulation is essential to Zoox’s mission. Zoox uses simulation to develop our driving software, validate our safety, and analyze our real world performance. Our team’s work directly impacts how rapidly and successfully Zoox will achieve its goals.

Our team’s mission is to provide the simulation framework and tools for Zoox to rapidly develop our hardware and software, and to help answer the ultimate question: “Is Zoox’s robot safe to drive on our cities’ streets?”

Learn more about our Simulation team


Simulation Data Platform (Foster City, CA)


  • Role: Develop an insanely scalable platform using microservices, cloud databases and message queues
  • More Info: Software Engineer – Simulation Data Platform
  • 8+ years of experience in a related field

    Simulation Workload Orchestration (Foster City, CA and Seattle, WA)


  • Role: Responsible for speeding up the execution pipeline, making it more usable, and enabling us to run at orders of magnitude larger scale.
  • More Info: Software Engineer – Simulation Workload Orchestration 
  • 8+ years of experience in a related field

    Web Front-end for Simulation Framework (Foster City, CA)


  • Role: Develop web front-end interfaces for simulation pipeline and tools.
  • More Info: Software Engineer – Front-end: Simulation & Visualization
  • 8+ years of experience in a related field
  • Simulation Operations (Foster City, CA and Seattle, WA)


  • Role: Helping to deliver new versions of the simulation framework reliably and efficiently
  • More Info: Software Engineer – Simulation Operations
  • 8+ years of experience in a related field
  • Scenario Editor (Foster City, CA, Seattle, WA and Boston, MA)


  • Role: Build Scenario Editor for creating effective scenarios and unlock the full potential for simulation.
  • More Info: Software Engineer – Simulation – Scenario Editor
  • 8+ years of experience in a related field
  • Compensation
    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 $190,000 – $285,000. 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.