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Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Lidar Localization

Develop rigorous solutions to challenging localization and pose estimation problems.
Foster City, California, United States
$221,000 to $319,000 USD per year
4 months ago


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

✨ About The Role

Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Lidar Localization

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.


    • Investigate and develop rigorous, cutting-edge solutions to challenging, real world localization and pose estimation problems
    • Solve algorithmic problems that will allow Zoox to build a robust and safety-critical localization and pose system
    • Increase stability and reliability of our fused global and odometric sensor data, to create a highly-accurate global position estimate
    • Identify and mitigate failures of the position estimation system, e.g. driving outside nominal environments or during sensor failures


    • 8+ years of experience in a related field
    • Fluency in C++
    • Experience with pose estimation, SLAM, probabilistic filtering, and 3D data
    • Experience with LiDAR
    • Strong mathematical skills

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience with machine learning
    • Experience with autonomous robots
    • Experience with realtime sensor fusion (e.g. IMU, LiDAR, camera, odometry, radar)
    • Publications in your field (CVPR, ICCV, RSS, ICRA preferred)
    • Experience with 3D data and representations (pointclouds, meshes, etc.)
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 $221,000 to $319,000. 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.

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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Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Lidar Localization
Foster City, California, United States
$221,000 to $319,000 USD per year
About Zoox
Developing autonomous mobility solutions with an aim to improve urban transportation.