Zoox is looking for an Image Quality Engineer to support tuning and testing of our production cameras’ automotive image sensors for autonomous vehicles. The Image Quality Engineer should be able to analyze image data from opto-electrical systems using standard software tools (e.g. python, MATLAB, ImageJ, etc.), and should be able to communicate effectively with suppliers to understand ISP and image sensor capabilities. This candidate should have experience tuning image signal processing algorithms and a basic understanding of geometric optics and image formation. The candidate should be familiar with modern imaging techniques, such as high dynamic range (HDR) and tone-mapping. The image quality engineer should have experience designing and performing tests in the lab and in the field to verify detector performance.


  • BS in computer science, physics, optics, EE, or similar
  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience
  • ISP algorithms (e.g. HDR, tone-mapping)ISP tuning of HDR sensors, automotive sensors a plus
  • Familiarity with industry leading providers of automotive ISPs
  • Image quality testing and corresponding test standards (e.g. MTF/SFR, color reproduction)
  • Python, MATLAB Technical writing
  • Strong communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience programming with C++, Git/GitHub
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 $124,000 to $204,000. 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.