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Mission Specialist - San Francisco, CA

Systems Engineering & Testing, Advanced Technologies Group in San Francisco, CA

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role


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
  • Complete tests according to test plans
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new procedures and tests
  • Isolate, track, document, and triage issues systematically
  • Interact with the public as an ambassador for Uber's self-driving technology

What You’ll Need

  • At least 21 years of age and at least 5 years of driving experience
  • The ability to operate independently with little or no supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Technical acumen and familiarity with Linux is preferred
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn new software and processes
  • Proven interest and technical capability to work with modern automotive systems
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving history, validated by a regular MVR check
  • Must continually pass safety and performance checkpoints for continued employment
  • Must pass drug screening, both upon initial employment, during randomized testing, and the request of management
  • Comply with a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol or drugs in accordance with ATG Operational Policies
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Pass annual DOT-based physical
  • Drive a vehicle for up to 10 hrs per day
  • Use a laptop in a moving vehicle for up to 10 hours per day
  • Work in outdoor conditions for up to 10 hours per day
  • Comfortable working on rotating shifts, including open availability (nights, weekends, early mornings)
  • Comfortable with travel for up to one month at a time


Bonus Points if

  • Experience operating test vehicles


About the Team

At the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), we are building technologies that will transform the way the world moves. Our teams in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Toronto are dedicated to mapping, software and hardware development, vehicle safety, and operations for self-driving technology. Our teams are passionate about developing a self-driving system that will one day move people and things around more safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.


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.

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