Senior/Staff Machine Learning Engineer - Motion Planning

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Job Description

Zoox’s Planner Machine Learning team is applying leading edge ML to solve the difficult problems in motion planning.

The Planner ML team is looking for ML engineers to build the ML models and integrate ML models to the planning system to improve the overall performance of the autonomous driving system.


  • Research, design, implement, optimize and deploy deep learning models that advance the state of the art in planning and control, for autonomous driving
  • Leverage fleet data and state-of-the-art techniques in ML
  • Implement software that runs on-vehicle to efficiently execute our algorithms in real time
  • Develop metrics and tools to analyze errors and understand improvement of system performance


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Physics, similar field(s) of study, or equivalent practical knowledge
  • Expertise in building deep learning systems with Python
  • Programming experience implementing cutting-edge DeepLearning ML solutions using Tensorflow / PyTorch
  • Strong understanding of ML workflows: data sampling and curation, pre-processing, model training, ablation studies, evaluation, deployment, and inference optimization
  • 8+ years of experience in a related field

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working on self-driving problems (Perception, Prediction, Planning, Simulation)
  • Experience in Imitation, RL (especially offline/off-policy), modern NN architectures (such as GPT) or related techniques
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience with CUDA


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 $210,000 to $303,000. 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.

Company Info.


Zoox is an American autonomous vehicle company currently headquartered in Foster City, California, United States with multiple offices of operations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The company was founded in 2014, and then acquired by Amazon in 2020. Zoox is creating an entirely new autonomous vehicle targeted at the robo-taxi market.

  • Industry
    Automotive,Robotics company,Autonomous technology
  • No. of Employees
  • Location
    Foster City, California, United States
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