Sr. Software Engineer - Firmware Tools

  • Zoox
  • San Diego, CA
  • Feb 12, 2022
Engineering: All Engineering: Software

Job Description

Zoox is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our Firmware Tools team. In this role, you will write software to help integrate internal and external tools for automated firmware prototyping, development, testing and integration. This role requires someone passionate about automation using both existing test frameworks, as well as developing new ones. The ideal candidate has proven experience developing cross-platform software with continuous integration and deployment techniques in a team environment.About the Team:The Firmware Tools team designs and develops automated processes and tools to support on-vehicle firmware development and testing. Many projects are short term, allowing each developer to follow projects through their full life cycles while still jumping into a multitude of opportunities.On the Firmware Tools team, we utilize a variety of Python libraries. Many of our tools utilize multiprocessing and multithreading to provide performant software to test firmware using HIL and SIL test frameworks. Additionally, we support testing of on-vehicle communications, including CAN, LIN and pub/sub protocols.Some examples of tools we’ve developed include:Controller Area Network (CAN) client and data loggerCAN Over Ethernet Transport libraryPython library for the data extraction, manipulation, and analysis of vehicle dataPython DAQ interface library for use in HIL testingCommand and Control for a variety of Programmable Power Supply Units (PSUs)UDS client


  • Develop software for an automated validation framework, supporting continuous integration and nightly tests
  • Research, design, develop, and maintain software tools for development and validation
  • Present tool ideas and/or features to the team to improve processes
  • Integrate tester software systems with server infrastructure
  • Design and implement automated test framework optimizations


  • BS in computer science, computer engineering, or a similar discipline8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Object-oriented programming experience (Python preferred)
  • Experience building cross-platform software with source control (Git)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team player, and ability to quickly adapt to changes

Bonus Qualifications

  • Databases (e.g. MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • Continuous integration and build systems (e.g. Bamboo, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Python libraries (e.g. pandas, python-can, plotly, matplotlib, pybind, pytest, etc.)
  • Multiprocessing and multithreading
  • Basic knowledge of C++
  • HIL and/or SIL Test Frameworks
  • Communication protocols (e.g. CAN, LIN, pub/sub)

Vaccine MandateEmployees working in this position will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. An applicant is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Applicants 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 ZooxZoox 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.Follow us on LinkedInA 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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