Senior Chassis Engineer, Actuators

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

Job Description

The candidate will perform in both an oversight and an individual contributor role.  To deliver this system, the candidate will be asked to work closely with the chassis actuator engineering team to coordinate the execution and delivery of engineering milestones.  In addition, the candidate will work with tier one suppliers to lead development and release of components related to an active chassis system while meeting cost, weight, timing and performance targets. 
The scope includes these chassis elements:-Active suspension-Brake system-Steering system-Mechatronic units-Hydraulic pumps, valves, accumulators, fluid distribution-Electronic controllers


  • Interface with internal vehicle systems engineering and software teams, as well as suppliers, to deliver an integrated chassis systems
  • As we are a small team, this role will also have other cross functional activity such as vehicle integration, software integration, mission assurance and testing
  • Deliver requirements and specifications
  • Deliver failure mode and effects analysis
  • Deliver design and production validation reports


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years experience in vehicle engineering, chassis systems design, and component delivery
  • Understanding of hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and system architecture
  • Experience in testing and vehicle development
  • Knowledge of automotive program development/release process and schedule planning
  • Proficiency with CATIA V5 or V6 CAD software

Bonus Qualifications

  • Advanced degree - Masters or PhD
  • Patent awards
  • CAN & Network skills
  • Experience at automotive OEM or significant Tier 1
  • Polarion, Jira and Confluence experience
  • Simulink software proficiency and hydraulic system modeling

About ZooxZoox is developing fully autonomous vehicles and the supporting ecosystem required to bring the technology to market at scale. 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.

Experience level

Senior Level  

Impact areas



201-500 employees  

Organization type

For-profit startup/company  

Climate solutions

Electric Vehicles,   Autonomous Vehicles  

Role Type


Will sponsor Visa