Mapping Driver

Voxelmaps - Los Angeles, CA


Job Summary

VoxelMaps is a mapping company that is developing the next generation of digital maps to power mobile applications and self-driving cars. We are currently working with a major technology company to collect map data across a number of states. The collection of map data involves driving cars equipped with sensors on the roof of the vehicles which scan and collect data of the road network.

As part of this project we are seeking people to drive the vehicles around the areas to be mapped. We are currently recruiting in the Southern California area. We are looking for drivers who are enthusiastic, friendly and safe. You will be working as part of a larger team so being personable is required. You will also be working daily with a Technical Operator, who will effectively be your Co-pilot for the role, helping with navigation and the operation of the Technical Equipment. You should be comfortable driving for long periods around 8 hrs per day, have good experience in driving in all situations, cities, freeways, suburban and rural. You should have good knowledge of GPS and navigation applications. The vehicles will be provided for you, you should have a clean background check, driving record and driver’s license valid in the State of California. You should be in good physical health, with the ability to lift heavy equipment (140lbs approx.) on top of a vehicle with assistance from another person. Drivers will generally work 8hrs per day, but occasionally extended hours and weekends maybe necessary.

The project will be completed in phases, the first phase is expected to take around 2 months and for that period you will be required to stay at hotels, as you will be mapping extensively around Southern California, often not returning to a central base. Hotel accommodation will be provided, as well as fuel and a daily allowance for food.

Driver Responsibilities

  • Drive the mapping vehicles with care and attention, abiding by all traffic and highway rules
  • Use of navigation software and other applications as instructed to follow routes
  • Work with a Technical Co-Pilot in the vehicle on a daily basis to help gather data.
  • Work effectively as part of a larger mapping team
  • Interact with other drivers, driver managers and members of the public in a professional manner
  • Follow the rules and work missions as requested by the driver managers
  • Work away from home from extended periods of time up to 2 months
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Complete daily checks on the vehicle and equipment and notify manager of any issues
  • Drive carefully especially with the regards to the equipment on the vehicle, such as knowledge of the height of the vehicle with the equipment, being mindful of low-hanging objects such as trees.
  • Protect the equipment and vehicle by always parking the vehicle securely
  • Follow security protocols and instructions from managers
  • Maintain confidentiality of the project and the data collected
  • Maintain driver logs as required by the manager

Driver Qualification & Skills

  • Be a US Citizen or have a working Visa/Green Card
  • Minimum of 3 years driving experience
  • US Drivers License and Clean Driving Record
  • Not a user of recreational drugs or prescription medication that may affect your ability to drive
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to listen to managers and complete tasks efficiently
  • Strength to lift to 140lbs with the help of another person, plus bending and twisting
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Basic Technical Familiarity with maps, phones and Tablet computers.
  • Familiarity with GPS devices and mapping apps.

Important – Training Requirements

Anyone applying for this role is required to go through a 10-day paid training program. The first training program will start on the 10th Dec 2018 and be held near San Jose, California. If you are applying for this role please make sure you will be available to attend the training at this time. Your travel and accommodation costs for the training will be covered.

If you cannot attend this training, please let us know in your application, we may still consider you for future roles.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $180.00 to $208.00 /hour


  • driving: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 100% (Required)