Zoox is looking for a software engineer intern to join our Firmware Tools team. In this role, you will write software to help integrate internal and external tools for automated firmware prototyping, development, testing and integration. This role requires someone passionate about automation using both existing test frameworks, as well as developing new ones. The ideal candidate is interested in gaining experience developing cross-platform software with continuous integration and deployment techniques in a team environment.


  • Develop software for an automated validation framework, supporting continuous integration (CI) and nightly tests
  • Research, design, develop and maintain software tools for development and validation
  • Propose tool and/or feature ideas to the team to improve processes
  • Integrate tester software systems with server infrastructure
  • Design and implement automated test framework optimizations


  • Currently working towards a B.S., M.S., Ph.D., or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program. For undergraduates, we are accepting only juniors and seniors.
  • Good academic standing
  • At least one previous industry internship, co-op, or project completed in a relevant area
  • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California for the duration of the internship
  • Interns at Zoox may not use any proprietary information they are working on as part of their thesis, any published work with their university, or to be distributed to anyone outside of Zoox.


  • Working towards a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a similar discipline
  • Object-oriented programming experience (Python or C++ preferred)
  • Experience building cross-platform software with source control (Git)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team player and ability to quickly adapt to changes

Bonus Qualifications

  • CI and build systems (e.g. Bamboo, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Python libraries (e.g. pybind, pytest, pandas, python-can, plotly, matplotlib, etc.)
  • HIL and/or SIL Test Frameworks
  • Communication protocols (e.g. CAN, LIN, pub/sub)
  • Multiprocessing and multithreading
  • Basic knowledge of C++
  • Databases (e.g. MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.)
The monthly salary range for this position is $6,500 to $9,500. Compensation will vary based on role, degree level and type, and benefits will be offered based on eligibility. Additional benefits may include medical insurance, 401k, and a housing stipend.

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.