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Software Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle TeleGuidance Network

3+ months agoFoster City, CA
The TeleGuidance team at Zoox enables our autonomous vehicles to incorporate human contextual guidance into motion planning algorithms allowing our vehicles to successfully reason about and navigate complex scenarios by leveraging real time remote human guidance. TeleGuidance is an integral part of the self driving stack, dealing with some of the most challenging scenarios by fusing the “human sensor” data in real time to plan a solution to complete the mission.

Take a look at this video we made for a more thorough explanation from the hiring manager:

There are three major domains within the team to allow this: starting with the on vehicle planning algorithms that incorporate the human guidance, to the complex adapting network infrastructure and finally the 3D interface which the remote operators use to gain situational awareness and send guidance to the autonomous fleet.

In this role you will contribute to building out the critical network solution to enable real time guidance between remote human operators and our autonomous vehicle fleet. The challenges will include the architectural design of a robust data pipeline traversing a degradable cellular link, infrastructure to deploy and maintain this essential communication path. Your work will be essential to making autonomous vehicles handle the most challenging edge cases for human passengers.


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
    • Fluency in C++
    • Middleware experience with RTPS systems such as DDS
    • Strong grasp of networking concepts and practical experience with tools like wireshark
    • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS), infrastructure as code (ansible, terraform) and container orchestration (kubernetes)

Bonus Qualifications

    • Master's degree in computer science or related degree
    • Real-time streaming (video, voice, telemetry)
    • Experience with programming for 4G LTE systems/devices
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$160,000 to $225,000. 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.

Vaccine Mandate
Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series.In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

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.

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.
Client-provided location(s): Foster City, CA, USA
Job ID: c79e5dfad88acc56858a88c8fbf15b4d5d5de67130f36feabc9501b097a3952f
Employment Type: Other