The Path Forward Return-to-Work program at Zoox is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce. The program is open to individuals who have at least five years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caregiving of any kind. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.

We at Zoox are excited to welcome returners because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, gain new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a non-profit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving to transition back to the paid workforce.

As a member of the Robot Data Platform team, you will help develop and scale data services and distributed systems that handle hundreds of terabytes of data generated from our autonomous vehicles every day. These services are critical to other Software teams at Zoox, enabling simulations at scale, machine learning, diagnostics, firmware development, reporting, and many other workflows. After working with customer teams to understand their workflows, you will design processes and distributed systems to ingest, store, and provide access to data of various types including video and sensor data, system logs, encoded hardware signals, and software component logs. You will be responsible for choosing data storage components as well as designing database schemas. You will design APIs and build scalable microservices around these data stores to enable efficient querying of this data.  You will also leverage these microservices to design and build web applications to enable search and visualization.


  • Proficiency in Python, C++, or Javascript
  • Experience developing or working with distributed systems

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working with data at scale or data privacy
The salary range for this position is $160,000 to $225,000. 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. Additional benefits may be offered.

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.