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Software Engineer - HD Mapping Algorithms

ZooxFull-time$196k - $246kFoster City, CaliforniaDec 12, 2020
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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.


  • Investigate, develop, and validate rigorous and cutting-edge solutions to all of the challenging mapping problems our cities have to offer.
  • Collaborate in building a highly automated, scalable, multi-modality, 3D mapping system.
  • Develop algorithms that are verifiably robust, operating on diverse data across a variety of environments and conditions without human intervention.


  • Fluency in C++
  • Experience with pose estimation, SLAM, probabilistic filtering, and 3D data
  • Experience handling large data sets efficiently
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • 7+ years of industry experience in a related field

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with autonomous robots
  • Experience with realtime sensor fusion (e.g. IMU, LiDAR, camera, odometry, radar)
  • Knowledge of computer vision techniques and machine learning
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary will range from $196,000 - $246,000. A sign-on bonus may be part of a compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  

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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If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to [email protected] 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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