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Embedded Software Engineer - Embedded Linux

ZooxFull-time$165k - $215kFoster City, CaliforniaNov 28, 2023

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Zoox is looking for a software engineer to join our Embedded Linux team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing, extending, and maintaining embedded Linux platforms for the Zoox vehicle. You will work closely with embedded software and validation engineers to enable support for new advanced platforms and accelerate application development across multiple projects. We are looking for people who are passionate about software and open-source projects and creating robust andreusablee software.


  • Architect, develop, debug, optimize, review, and test software for Linux-embedded platforms
  • Leverage multiple open-source projects to expand Linux systems' capabilities
  • Develop new and maintain existing features for custom-embedded Linux boards
  • Build Custom Linux distribution based on the manufacturer's Board Support Packages
  • Contribute to all phases of the software development cycle including prototyping, requirements capture, design, implementation, and validation


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer sciences, electrical engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of previous development experience on Linux
  • Experience developing native user mode applications is required
  • C99 programming experience
  • Experience in Bash and Python scripting
  • Experience debugging complex problems or remote systems

Bonus Qualifications

  • Linux kernel. Experience, in controlling hardware from the kernel
  • Experience with Yocto or other embedded Linux build frameworks
  • Experience with Security: certificates, PKI, encryption/signing algorithms
  • C++ 14 experience
  • Exposure to STL and Boost is highly desirable
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 $165,000 to $215,000. 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.

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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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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