Senior/Staff Systems Engineer - Vehicle Power Management

Job Description

Posted on: 
April 19, 2023

Zoox is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, Systems Engineer to lead and drive Vehicle Power Management system on an autonomous vehicle.  You will be responsible for supporting systems engineering activities including: thermal performance balancing, energy performance balancing,  interface definition, development, and functional testing.  You will be leading the specification and executing of systems integration plans for vehicle-level features and deliverables.


  • Process product level requirements and pull together respective engineering teams to decompose into components, interfaces, dynamic behaviors, and resource consumption targets.
  • Support and review software and hardware design, implementation, and test cases
  • Identify, document and highlight cross-functional gaps and dependencies - proactively work towards creative solutions to resolve integration issues and ensure vehicle functionality
  • Work with test and integration engineers to ensure full test coverage is defined and implemented for software feature implementations.
  • Develop and execute vehicle integration plans, pulling together relevant sub-system components while keeping track of overall program milestones and delivery objectives
  • Deep-dive into vehicle log data and source code if required to root-cause system-level issues and facilitate rapid issue resolution in collaboration with domain experts. Post root cause analysis, suggest changes to upstream processes and subsystems, including diagnostics and other tools
  • Work across the company to contribute to a cohesive variant management strategy that operates efficiently, including but not limited to software build configurations and upgrade capabilities.

Job Requirements

  • 8+ years engineering work experience
  • Hands-on experience debugging complex systems that involve multiple ECUs with interfaces to various vehicle sub-systems
  • Strong understanding of automotive hardware and software concepts and development processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment and proactively collaborate cross-functionally with other teams to solve vehicle-level integration problems
  • Strong understanding of vehicle safety concepts and testing-related safety procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, with a desire to continuously improve and learn

Experience with a majority of the following:

  • Low Voltage sources (12V battery, Vehicle DCDC)
  • Low Voltage sinks (Compute, vehicle motion actuators, lighting, vehicle ECUs, HVAC, etc)
  • Low Voltage distribution (wiring harnesses)
  • High Voltage sources (HV Battery, Charger)
  • High Voltage sinks (Vehicle DCDC, drive units, pumps)
  • CPU power management
  • Experience with Automotive CAN

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