Field Test Engineer

Office Location: Sunderland


We are seeking a motivated Field Test Engineer to join our team and contribute to the testing and validation of our autonomous driving systems. In this role, you will work closely with senior engineers to support the execution of test plans and evaluate the performance of our automated driving technology.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for autonomous vehicles and a desire to gain practical experience in the field.

The role will be based in Sunderland with potential travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands also.


  • A test plan will be provided to carry out tests on autonomous vehicles, with help from experienced engineers.
  • Run predefined tests on autonomous vehicles. These tests evaluate how well the vehicles perform, their features, and safety.
  • Develop and support creation of test reports that describe the testing process, results, and any problems or unusual findings.
  • Help set up and calibrate test equipment such as sensors, data loggers, and other tools.
  • Make sure that test equipment is well-maintained and organised.
  • Keep accurate and current records of tests, including test plans, results, and equipment calibration.
  • Support in organising and managing test data and assets.
  • Work closely with the engineering team and offer assistance when needed.
  • Share updates on the progress of tests, discoveries, and any issues with team members.
  • Assist safety drivers by closely monitoring the system and alerting if there are any performance problems.
  • We will support the development of  technical skills and industry trends to expand your knowledge in autonomous driving systems and testing methods.


  • Passion for autonomous vehicles and eagerness to learn and contribute to the field.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow test procedures accurately.
  • Good organisational and documentation skills, with the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  • A plus: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. 
  • A plus: An understanding of autonomous vehicle technologies, robotics and/or operating systems such as Linux

Join our team and gain hands-on experience in the exciting field of autonomous vehicles. Work alongside experienced engineers, contribute to cutting-edge technology, and grow your skills in autonomous vehicle testing and validation.

Competitive Salary subject to skills and experience.

To apply, email your CV to
Job reference: 1004-field-test-engineer

Strictly no agencies.


Don’t meet all the requirements? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification/requirement. At StreetDrone we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t completely align with the requirements in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


  • Company Pension
  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • 30 days holiday per annum plus public holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Company events
  • Plus many more…