Autonomous Vehicle Operator

  • Location
    Atwater, California
  • Job type
  • Salary

Position: Driver (Autonomous Vehicle Tester)

Location: Atwater, CA

Estimated Length: 1 year

Pay: $18/hr.

Job Description 
Responsible for operating and evaluating a self-driving vehicle in autonomous mode for six to eight hours per day, including collecting data and providing feedback. 

Summary of Primary Duties:

  • Operate a vehicle 6-8 hours a day alone, five days a week; able to sit still for long periods of time.
  • Capable of responding quickly to changing and potentially high-pressure environments.
  • Work mostly individually but also in small groups of 2-10 people.
  • Monitor multiple software systems with constant focus.
  • Provide concise, clear, and accurate verbal and written feedback regarding the vehicle’s operations.
  • Complete daily reports and document procedures and tests.
  • Interact with the members of the public and educate them on self-driving technology.
  • Comfortable riding as a passenger in a driverless vehicle, where you may have little control over the vehicle’s operations.


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum of three years of experience driving on public roads.
  • Valid driver license for the state(s) in which the self-driving vehicle operator will be working.
  • Have and maintain a driving record that meets CA AVT and/or other applicable regulations and laws, including:
    • Does not have more than one point on driving record;
    • Has not been convicted for driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drug, and has not had any driver's license suspension or revocation based on driving or operating any vehicle under the influence of alcohol or of any drug in the past 10 years; and
    • Has not ever been the at-fault driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident that resulted in injury or death of any person.
  • Meet all applicable statutory requirements for criminal background records (a conviction will not automatically bar you from employment)
  • Comply with zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol or drugs by self-driving vehicle operators during a shift, including randomized drug testing, as required by state law.
  • Able to work either early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends, as well as overnight shifts and travel for up to one month at a time.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
  • Able to type at least 40wpm.
  • Able to multitask multiple technologies, including communications devices and vehicle status systems.
  • Proficiency with a laptop computer and GSuite apps (Gmail, Hangouts, and Drive, including Sheets and Docs).
  • Proficiency with using a touchscreen smartphone (Android preferred but not required).
  • Ability to parallel park with minimal assistance.
  • Upon acceptance of work, must be willing to be enrolled in a commercial driving program, including a randomized drug testing program as required by California state law.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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