: Autonomous Vehicle Operator

Our Autonomous Driving Vehicle Operators Serve as the eyes and ears on the road for the engineering teams, providing subjective feedback and objective data as they navigate various real-world driving environments to validate the Autonomous Driving features. The successful Vehicle Operator has a curious mindset and constantly questions "why" things happen. He/she will also have good attention to detail and be able to quickly and concisely describe their thoughts and move on to the next observation.

What you'll be doing:

  • Safely operate prototype-level Autonomous Vehicles on both defined and undefined routes, including a variety of geographic and environmental conditions
  • Operate in-vehicle data recording computers, including start/stop recording, data marking and minor debugging when issues arise
  • Provide clear, accurate and useful subjective feedback to the engineering teams on vehicle behavior observed
  • Ensure the safe operation of our test vehicles on public roads
  • Be able to provide quality service for passengers when applicable
  • Able read and understand highway and street signs and all traffic signals
  • Able to speak sufficient English in order to speak with public safety officers if necessary
  • Maintains current knowledge and adherence to all Motional operating policies, procedures and directives
  • Arrives to work on time and with proper driving credentials on his/her person and is ready to work
  • Maintains current knowledge and is in compliance with Bostons traffic laws
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspection of the Autonomous Vehicle. This includes conducting an external/internal visual inspection of the vehicle and testing all necessary equipment, operating devices and controls
  • Properly care for assigned vehicle and all components as prescribed by the Company
  • As needed: Completes accident and incident reports
  • Control and manage emergency situations according to company procedures
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Able to work in a team environment and drive with another person. Maintain cooperative behavior towards fellow team members, leads, supervisors, and managers

What we're looking for:

  • Candidates must have and maintain a clean driving record for the previous 3 years and no DUIs for previous 10 years
  • Prior experience as an Operator/Driver for Autonomous Vehicles, including some type of internal or external training on Autonomous Vehicle technology is preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • The position post Covid may require some travel initially for training and collaboration with other drivers
  • Experience and training on providing subjective feedback on vehicle behaviors and environment
  • Must be able to successfully complete in-house driving course/examination
  • Local knowledge in test city of streets, geography and environmental features that may be challenging for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Able to work days, nights and weekends
  • Must be able to use company communication systems and communicate clearly and effectively both written and verbal
  • Must be able to read a map and possess knowledge of the Boston area
  • Must be able to arrive to work with proper hygiene and clean appearance
  • Minimum of five (5) years of driving experience
  • Nice to have:

  • Basic working-knowledge of Autonomous Vehicle technology
  • Experience with NHTSA Levels 2-5 Autonomous Vehicles preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Requires near/far/depth and color vision to safely operate Autonomous Vehicles and computer screens
  • Able to be in confined seated position to operate vehicle for up to four (4) hours at a time for a total of up to ten (10) hours per day
  • Able to be to be a driver and a passenger in an Autonomous Vehicle
  • Able to operate grip gear shift, brake release and steering wheel requiring coupling forces up to ten (10) lbs.
  • Reach to either left or right shoulder to pull seat belt across body
  • Walking around the vehicle at beginning and end of shift for inspection of vehicle. Will also inspect underneath of vehicle for leaks or damage
  • Able to stay awake and alert on shift at all times




About Us

Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industrys largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the worlds first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the worlds most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group, one of the worlds largest vehicle manufacturers offering smart mobility solutions, and Aptiv, a global technology leader in advanced safety, electrification, and vehicle connectivity, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.


Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the US and Asia. For more information, visit www.Motional.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.



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Full-time