Hardware Test Engineer

  • Zoox
  • Foster City, CA
  • Feb 07, 2020
Full Time Engineering: Hardware

Job Description

As a Hardware Test Engineer, you will be applying your expertise to design and develop test setups and execute a wide variety of electrical and mechanical tests to qualify critical subsystems. You will be performing failure analysis and implementing corrective actions for issues that arise during bring-up, solving intricate problems by working with cross functional teams, and truly exercising all aspects of the subsystem to qualify it prior to deployment. 
If you are excited about solving difficult problems and the opportunity to help define what an autonomous vehicle can be, we want to hear from you! 


  • Design and development of system test fixtures to fully exercise system functionality
  • Establish and oversee safe operating procedures and test fixtures utilization
  • Perform basic control systems programming, data acquisition, and analysis tasks
  • Execute mechanical and environmental testing (e.g. shock, vibe, thermal, etc.)
  • Coordinate with in-house and out of house resources as needed
  • Root cause analysis of hardware and test unit, test failures
  • Drive collaboration with system and design engineers to provide validation of root cause corrections


  • A degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Electrical engineering. Alternatively, substantial relevant experience and technical understanding
  • Experience with environmental test and durability testing
  • Electrical wiring harness prototyping
  • Basic programming skills to support setup of data acquisition and analysis tasks
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment and efficiently coordinate demands from diverse development teams

Bonus Qualifications

  • Understanding of electrics vehicle subsystems and powertrains is a plus
  • Network protocols like CAN, LIN, and Ethernet

Zoox is a robotics company developing fully-autonomous vehicles 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 believe the transition to self-driving vehicles requires a combination of elegant vision and uncompromising execution.
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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.

Impact areas


Climate solutions

Electric Vehicles,   Autonomous Vehicles  

Experience level

Entry Level,   Mid Level  


201-500 employees  

Organization type


Role Type


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