Primary Purpose: Test Specialists support the business by working with Operations, Testing, Autonomy, Mapping, as well as System and Vehicle Integration Engineers to execute on-vehicle tests, refine test and verification plans, identify and resolve issues, and provide test results. They communicate between teams and help with improving vehicle testing outcomes. 

This role will focus on executing on-vehicle tests, reporting out test results, and improving overall testing efficiency by identifying gaps and recommending process refinements. While efficiency is crucial, nothing comes before safety, and the Test Specialists is a key team member to uphold this responsibility.

Essential Duties:

  • Review simulation test scenarios to validate predicted autonomous vehicle behavior at a high level.
  • Provide field support for road operations
  • Support global mapping efforts
  • Asset tracking of drives and ingesting data
  • Support data operations and collection 
  • Be fluent in software applications such as Confluence, Jira & GSuite
  • Support smart city infrastructure for internal business needs
  • Conduct field operations to support validation
  • Execute safe, repeatable test cases for extended periods and document results to accurately verify and analyze system performance and data.
  • Provide accurate, actionable, and detailed reports on the system/software state by testing and troubleshooting issues.
  • Document technical notes, reproducible issues, flag real-time autonomous vehicle events, and support triage and resolution processes.
  • Contribute to the test execution process and work efficiency improvements to achieve work at scale.
  • Work cross-functionally with various teams (Engineering, Operations, Mapping, etc. ) to communicate knowledge of new features or changes and ensure that testing is completed in a timely manner.
  • Able to travel domestically
  • Additional duties assigned


  • Enthusiasm for the AV industry as well as safety/mobility
  • Experience in the automotive industry or a fleet 
  • Basic understanding of Linux and scripting languages
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft/G-Suite applications including PowerPoint/Slides, Excel/Sheets, Word/Doc
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Successful completion of relevant eLearning content related to vehicle platforms
  • Basic understanding of robotics systems, including sensors, actuators, mechanical, and software systems.
  • Ability to think logically and remove bias from evaluation of problems – demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to properly follow specific instructions and learn tasks quickly – detailed-oriented mindset focused on safety.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible and creative thinking.
  • Ability to work AM/PM hours as well as weekends depending on testing needs

Preferred Qualifications (not required):

  • Associate or BS in Engineering/Physics/Science or relevant field preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with working knowledge in a Linux environment
  • Data Analysis experience
  • Experience with testing of vehicle subsystems or features (esp. L2-L5 systems)
  • Experience in using issue tracking software or tools is preferred (esp. Atlassian Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket)
  • Experience in technical writing, technical drawings, and documentation of mechatronics systems is preferred

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and at times for long periods; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Working Environment

The work environment characteristics described here represent those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, road conditions, and pedestrian traffic.  The team member is regularly exposed to mechanical and computer parts. The team member is occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles.  The noise level in the environment is low to moderate.

Safety Requirements

Because interfacing with the public and/or other employees in a confined setting is an essential function of the job, Motional currently requires those performing this role to be fully vaccinated. Anyone hired into this role should be vaccinated by their start date. Motional is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the Company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

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.


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