Senior/Staff C++ Software Engineer

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Job Description

In this role you will be responsible for the most critical in-vehicle component for what we call “Ride Management”. It's the primary source of truth of the ride state and makes critical decisions about what to present to riders and other systems at any point in the ride as well as when to react to input from various other software and hardware components. (i.e. is the requested mutation possible).

This component interacts directly with much of the in-vehicle hardware responsible for serving the riders. For example, if the rider presses the button to open the door, this goes through a secure gateway into this Ride State Machine which in-turn decides if and how to interact with all the needed components to accomplish rider’s request. If it's possible given the current vehicle and ride state. Most in-vehicle functionality that will serve riders needs corresponding work in the Ride State Machine, so this role requires not just a great CS thinking, but also a passion towards providing the best experience to the end users/riders as well as cross-teams collaboration with teams of engineers for other in-vehicle components.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • 5+ years of industry experience working on large code bases
  • Strong proficiency in C++
  • Experience with Linux and systems and/or messaging programming
  • Experience with build systems, version control, and testing methodologies

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with ROS or Game Engines
  • Familiarity with networking, TCP/IP, and sockets programming
  • Experience with safety-critical systems
  • Experience with integrated user interfaces or mobile application development
  • Experience collaborating across teams to solve integrated problems


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 $210,000 to $300,000. 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.

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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