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Manager, Fiducial Calibration

ZooxFoster City, CaliforniaFull-time$115k - $280k*Nov 30, 2023
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Our Calibration, Localization, and Mapping (CLAMS) team is responsible for building the algorithms and tools necessary for keeping Zoox vehicles well calibrated, always knowing where they’re located within the world, and aware of their environment. Without precise calibration, localization, and mapping our vehicles would be at a disadvantage when it comes to perceiving and reasoning about the surrounding world, and is therefore foundational in enabling results from many other teams across Zoox. This work is critical for scaling autonomous driving in a safe and reliable way. We are looking for engineers who are ambitious and excited about helping Zoox deliver on its goals to deliver autonomous mobility.

The Fiducial Calibration team:
Designs and implements fiducial-based calibration processes for manufacturing and post-maintenance recalibration, reducing end-to-end calibration time. Assists in the validation of data quality from candidate sensors. Provides ground-truth reference calibrations to be compared with results from an unstructured calibration algorithm.


  • Team culture development
  • Short and long term strategy
  • Execution of planned projects. 
  • The manager is also expected to participate part-time as an individual contributor as a secondary priority to management duties.
  • The manager of this team will report to the Manager of Calibration and will participate in the development of the overall Calibration organization’s roadmap.


  • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 10 years of industry experience developing software
  • At least 2 years of engineering management experience
  • Fluency in C++
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Attention to detail and a strong desire to build safe, correct, and defensive software
  • Proficiency with linear algebra, including optimization methods.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with state estimation and optimization for sensor calibrations
  • Experience with spatial data structures
  • Proficiency in probability and statistics
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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