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Principal Software Engineer - SLAM

Build state-of-the-art mapping pipelines that combine data from various sensors for real-time localization.
Foster City, California, United States
4 months ago


Developing autonomous mobility solutions with an aim to improve urban transportation.

✨ About The Role

Senior Staff Software Engineer - SLAM

Foster City, CA
Software – Calibration, Localization & Mapping /
/ Hybrid
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.

Zoox is looking for a software engineer to help us build state-of-the-art mapping pipelines that combine data from a wide variety of sensors as well as localization algorithms that make use of these maps in real time. We're looking for an engineer with an advanced degree and experience building mapping and localization systems that work with real data in uncertain environments.


    • Fluency in C++
    • Experience with pose estimation, SLAM, probabilistic filtering, and 3D data
    • Extensive experience with programming and algorithm design
    • Experience handling large data sets efficiently
    • Strong mathematical skills
    • 10+ years of 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
    • Strong understanding of ROS
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.
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Principal Software Engineer - SLAM
Foster City, California, United States
About Zoox
Developing autonomous mobility solutions with an aim to improve urban transportation.