Platform Engineer

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

Job Description

Design and build the platform that all Zoox IT infrastructure is built on such as systems handling large volumes of data and data processing pipelines performing compute intensive tasks on CPUs and GPUs. You'll help craft processes and tooling that will allow Zoox to scale specialized on-premises and cloud-based workloads required by our self-driving vehicle service.


  • Building and maintaining the IT infrastructure platform to empower Zoox to build the future of mobility.  
  • You'll be heavily involved in all phases of rolling out services, and designing systems that are robust and easy to maintain and operate.  
  • With your team, you'll be an escalation contact for service incidents.  
  • Zoox is a robotics company and our ethos of automation extends throughout the infrastructure components we build.


  • Engineering degree, related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with automation, infrastructure as code, and SDLC using tools like Ansible, Terraform, Salt, Git, Mercurial, and pull requests
  • Experience in configuration and maintenance of Linux/Unix applications such as web servers, load balancers, storage systems, databases
  • Experience coding in higher-level languages such as Python
  • Experience with virtualization technologies & tools such as KVM, Docker, or LXC

Bonus Qualifications

  • AWS, ECS, Kubernetes
  • ELK
  • TCP/IP network fundamentals

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 artificial intelligence, robotics, 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.
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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.

Experience level

Mid Level  

Impact areas



201-500 employees  

Organization type

For-profit startup/company  

Climate solutions

Electric Vehicles,   Autonomous Vehicles  

Role Type


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