Company: Argo AI GmbH

Who we are:

Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world’s largest automakers, we’re building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions. 

Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries.

Meet the team:

As Autonomous Vehicle Operator (AVO) you will be part of our global Operations team that is supporting the continuous development of our Autonomous Vehicle System (AVS). Our Vehicle Operators are responsible for operating our vehicles (VW prototyype cars with Argo's soft- and hardware) on Hamburg's public roads to test the performance of our systems. Your feedback will then be used by our soft- and hardware engineers to improve our product.

If you celebrate time behind the wheel and feel comfortable working on a laptop in a moving car you can help us change the mobility of the future. Prior to getting behind the wheel you will undergo a rigorous training program (4 weeks in the US) where our Training Team will teach you about the underlying technology of Argo’s platforms as well as our operating procedures to ensure safety at all times. After the training you are ready to safely take it to the road as part of our Operations Team and begin supporting our continuous efforts to improve Argo’s autonomous vehicle software.

Be sure to check out our website to learn more about how our AVSTSs play a key role in how we test!

What you’ll do: 

  • Work alongside your teammates and perform the duties of (AVS) operations from both the left seat (driving) and the right seat (co-driving) of Argo’s vehicles. 
  • Proactively scan and evaluate dynamic traffic environments while always remaining ready to disengage the autonomous driving function in the event the need arises or safety requires it.
  • Deliver clear and concise communications when evaluating AVS performance while operating
  • Documenting both the AV’s strengths and areas for improvement using Argo’s in-vehicle operating system. 
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities as Argo’s autonomous driving processes and practices evolve to account for continuing technological changes and development.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 3 years in possession of a valid clean EU driver's license (excluding supervised driving period) without any revocations, driving experience in Germany 
  • Advanced English speaking skills are a MUST
  • Detail oriented mindset with a focus on safety, honesty, and a strict adherence to Argo’s policies and procedures.
    • Strong interest in autonomous vehicle  technology 
    • Perform driving and/or co-driving duties in the AV for up to 8 hours/day (including break times)
    • Ability to monitor software via laptop in a moving vehicle; type proficiently; and communicate in a clear and concise manner.
  • Undergo the detailed training program that educates and establishes expectations for manual driving fundamentals in autonomous vehicle operation.
    • Desire to be a part of a fast paced, dynamic environment where adaptability and flexibility are essential.
    • Must have a valid local driver’s license and the ability to meet and sustain Argo’s minimum driving requirements, which Argo evaluates at the hiring stage and periodically thereafter by conducting motor vehicle and criminal record background checks in accordance with applicable law.
    • Work in a professional and courteous manner at all times. 
  • Graduation from a secondary school (or comparable, e.g. apprenticeship) with two years of employment experience required 

What we offer you:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • 30 vacation days
    Free Urban Sports Club M membership
  • Subsidized daily lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Global Employee assistance program (Offerings include: work-life balance support, mindfulness programs, life coaching, new parent coaching, and more!)
  • Local and global discount programs
  • Company and team bonding outlets: employee resource groups, quarterly team activity stipend, and wellness initiatives

Our Background:

Argo AI was founded in late 2016 by industry experts with extensive experience building robotic systems for commercial applications. Our once-small team has since grown into an over 1,700-person strong company with strategic partnerships with two of the world’s leading automakers: Ford and Volkswagen. Our self-driving system is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S., and thanks to an ability to tap into both automakers’ global reach, our technology platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any self-driving technology to date. 

At Argo AI, we believe that embracing differences delivers superior results. We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.

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