Posted on 
May 24, 2024

Software Engineering - Returnship

Foster City
Mid-Senior ICs
Consumer Products & Tech

Zoox was founded to make personal transportation safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable—for everyone. To achieve that goal, the team created a whole new form of transportation. Zoox will provide mobility-as-a-service in dense urban environments.

Job Description

The Path Forward Return to Work program at Zoox is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for yourself or a loved one. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply. 

At Zoox we are excited to offer a return to work program 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, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.

Zoox is seeking Software Engineers skilled in object-oriented programming to join our multidisciplinary team. The role demands a dynamic individual with a robust background in software engineering, eager to tackle challenges in developing and optimizing systems supporting our autonomous vehicles. Key qualifications include excellent problem-solving abilities, proficiency in object-oriented programming languages, and a demonstrated passion for technological innovation in transportation. This position offers the opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of autonomous mobility at Zoox.

We have open roles on several of our Software teams, which you can find listed below:

  • Infrastructure
  • Business Applications (IT)
  • Perception Tools
  • Simulation

Qualifications (will vary based on team)

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or relevant/equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a software development role
  • Experience in an Object Oriented Programming Language, preferably C++ or Python
  • Solid experience as a full-stack or backend developer, showcasing a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms
  • Solid understanding of web servers and web technologies
  • Experience handling large data sets


The salary range for this position is $155,000 to $220,000. 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.

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.

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If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to or your assigned recruiter.

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.

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