Want to become a test driver for Google's self-driving cars? You will need a bachelor's degree

Google self-driving cars are being tested for quite a while now. And as the program reaches maturity, the testing has to keep up. The Verge pointed out that Google is now looking for test drivers in Arizona, to test out its self driving cars in the state, but certain requirements needed to apply for the job will surprise you.

The test drivers (odd because we are pretty sure there is little "driving" involved) will need to have a bachelor's degree. According to The AZ Republic, the reason for the same comes from the necessity at the moment as the search giant has hired English teachers and orbital welders in the past.

Employees will need to have a clean driving record and a spotless criminal history. They are also expected to be able to type up to 40 words per minute. Other details as pointed out by HireArt include Google's expectations from the employee to keep their work confidential and the need to pass a number of car-related training courses as well.

The good part is that Google will pay its employees $20 an hour and this would include long 12-24 month contracts. Employees hired under the contract will have to work with the test vehicle between six to eight hours a day. At the same time they will have to provide accurate feedback to Google's engineering team as well.


Published Date: May 13, 2016 10:50 AM | Updated Date: May 13, 2016 10:50 AM