Autonomous Vehicle Test Operator

Singapore, Central, Singapore

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Our Autonomous Vehicle Test Operator 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 Test 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.

The Motional Singapore office is located in the Symbiosis Tower at 3 Fusionopolis Way in Singapore’s research & development hub, steps away from numerous retail, food and beverage outlets as well as the convenience of a one-north Mass Rapid Transit Station located within the building.

As an Autonomous Vehicle Test Operator, you will be the most important member of our team whenever you are behind the wheel of a vehicle. Safety Drivers sit in the driver’s seat as our vehicles operate and ensure the safety of vehicle occupants, pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.  In addition to operating our vehicles in both autonomous and manual modes, our Safety Drivers are key members of our test crews. This includes vehicle preparation, test execution, and documentation of results.  If you have excellent driving awareness (professional driving schools and certifications encouraged) and love getting hands-on with vehicles, come help us build the world’s first self-driving taxi fleet.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Operate self-driving vehicle in both autonomous and manual modes
    • Ensure the safety of occupants, pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists
    • Chauffeur guests in a responsible, safe, and friendly service orientated manner
    • Collaborate with engineers to follow test procedures
    • Provide feedback to the research and development team to improve software performance
    • Prepare the vehicle for daily driving (general maintenance, charging, and upkeep)Assist in mounting of sensors, computers, and wiring
    • Potential career progression on operations team for excellent performers

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Singaporeans only
    • Valid Singapore driving license (Class 3 and above) and clean driving record (Minimum 3 years with no demerit points)
    • At least 5 years of overall driving experience
    • Strong and detailed understanding of Singapore road rules, regulations, and etiquette
    • Confident driver able to negotiate difficult road situations calmly
    • Safety conscious on the road and in the garage; must-have "safety first" attitude
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
    • Good personal grooming and comfortable talking with a wide range of passengers
    • Able to quickly and efficiently operate computers, smartphones, and learn new applications
    • Excellent team member - punctual, reliable, and honest
    • Have flexibility around hours (night and weekend driving occasionally expected)

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Background in testing, maintenance of automotive fields
    • Experience using shop and power tools
    • Previous employment as a professional driver (e.g., driving instructor, limousine driver, personal driver, or delivery driver
    • Passion for working on cars and technology
    • Advanced driving course (e.g., defensive driving) taken in the last 3 years

Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

The Motional team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who together are creating a first-of-its-kind technology with the potential to transform the way we move. We’re behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's most-established public robotaxi fleet.

As a leader in an emerging industry that has the promise of creating safer, more reliable and accessible transportation for all, it’s imperative we have a diverse workforce, create an inclusive culture, and understand the communities we operate in around the world. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is fundamental to Motional’s success. That’s why we’ve established a team to ensure DEI is at the forefront of the candidate and employee experience, beginning with the hiring process and continuing throughout your career. We also partner with organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers to ensure our DEI work is informed by the latest thinking and approaches.

Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

Tags: Autonomous Driving Engineering Research Testing

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Singapore
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