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Mission Specialist

Test & Road Operations, Advanced Technologies Group in Toronto, Canada

About Uber


We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

About the Role

With safety as the main priority, Mission Specialists will help to test new software and hardware on our Self-Driving Ubers so that we can bring our technology to the world sooner. You will be responsible for monitoring all systems in the vehicle while providing clear and concise feedback to developers within the company.

What You’ll Do
  • Safely operate Self-Driving Ubers on a closed course and public roads
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new procedures and tests
  • Complete tests with guidance from a Test Engineer or manager
  • Isolate, track, document, and triage issues systematically
  • Participate in training junior team members
  • Interact with the public as an ambassador for Uber's self-driving technology
  • Use proprietary software tools to triage and create simulation scenarios
  • Uphold safety culture and standards in every aspect of the job

What You’ll Need

  • At least 21 years of age and at least 5 years of driving experience
  • The ability to operate with team members in close quarters for long periods of time
  • The ability to operate within large teams on structured tasks
  • The ability to operate independently with little or no supervision on trained tasks
  • Comfort with computers and a familiarity with Linux is preferred
  • Excellent at written and verbal communication with vehicle technicians, test engineers, and management
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn new software applications and processes
  • Proven interest and technical capability to work with modern automotive systems
  • Ability to work through  software and hardware related issues
  • Must have a valid Canadian driver’s license and clean driving history, validated by an MVR check
  • Must pass safety and performance checkpoints during initial and continued training
  • Must pass drug screening
  • Comply with a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol or drugs by self-driving vehicle operators during a shift
  • Pass a physical
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Drive a vehicle for up to 10 hrs per day
  • Use a laptop in a moving vehicle for up to 10 hours per day
  • Perform repetitive task at a desk and using a computer for 10 hours per day
  • Support Testing in outdoor conditions for 10 hours per day
  • Comfortable working on rotating shifts, possibly early morning, late evening, graveyard and weekends
  • Comfortable with travel for up to one month at a time


Bonus Points if

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical field
  • Experience operating and maintaining heavy machinery
  • Vehicle maintenance experience
  • Safety certifications


About the Team

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group is comprised of Uber’s self-driving engineering team dedicated to self-driving technologies, mapping, and vehicle safety. Our teams are passionate about developing long-term technologies that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation and goods to everyone, everywhere.


At Uber, we believe technology has the power to make transportation more efficient, accessible, and safer than ever before. Self-driving technology has the potential to make these benefits an everyday reality for our customers, but it’s not going to happen overnight.  Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and safety is our priority every step of the way. Operating inclusively and transparently, while displaying responsible behavior in a structured development are critical to safety. We at ATG seek candidates who will role model these values.


Do you enjoy time behind the wheel? Are you passionate about bringing new technologies from prototype to production? Uber is seeking fast-learning, energetic individuals to operate its self-driving trucks. We're building a team of people who are safety-minded and eager to be on the forefront of an emerging industry. We're looking for candidates who are ready to demonstrate the safety and reliability of our systems and technology. This role is about the technology and the people - candidates should be ready to interact with the public while operating our systems.

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