Software Engineering Manager: Vehicle Software Deployment

Zoox’s Robot Software Infrastructure team is seeking a leader to mature our systems that update software and firmware on vehicles during manufacturing and in the field. The deploy system covers sensors, the compute system, automotive ECUs, network switches, and user interface devices. We’re continually incorporating more devices, covering more use cases, and improving performance and reliability. This role will require developing a deep understanding of our vehicle architecture to understand the dependencies and shared resources that are constraints for the deploy sequence.

In this role, you’ll lead a team that interacts closely with engineers throughout the company, including teams responsible for on-vehicle components, the software build system, operations, manufacturing, and more. The team is unique because of the breadth the domain it covers: it requires a shallow understanding of a broad problem space, with the ability to dig deep and develop new expertise when required.


  • Experience leading a software engineering team
  • Strong understanding of computer networking
  • Experience refining a testing strategy that includes software-only tests and a range of hardware-in-the-loop tests
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer science or computer engineering bachelor’s degree, or equivalent practical experience
  • Focus on data-driven decision-making based on metrics
  • Proficiency in a language without automatic memory management (e.g., C or C++), and in a scripting language (e.g., Python or Ruby)
  • Familiarity with security concepts: PKI, cryptographic building blocks, etc.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Software development for embedded systems
  • Experience with software build systems
  • Familiarity with manufacturing systems
  • Master’s degree or higher with a focus on networking, operating systems, or computer security

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 $203,000 to $293,000. 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.

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.