Robot Operator, DC Metro Area

Starship Technologies is looking for Robot Operators in the Washington, DC Metro area to help revolutionize the delivery industry with fleets of friendly sidewalk robots. We’re building autonomous robots designed to deliver parcels, groceries, and food in 15-30 minutes within a 2-3 mile radius.

We’re seeking eager operators to work in our control center to oversee and guide the delivery robots.

We’re creating 99% autonomous robots, which means we outsource the difficult decisions to our human operators who are able to solve various social and traffic situations. The operators will be based in our control room that will be located in the DC Metro area.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the robots during their autonomous operations
  • Navigate the robot in a safe and sensible manner in certain traffic situations
  • Communicate with the robot and handler on the ground in real-time
  • Log and report any issues to relevant teams
  • Manage test issues as they occur
  • Map out navigation paths

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Excited to be part of a new venture in a startup environment
  • Fluent with computers
  • Has good reaction and motoric skills, able to process large amounts of visual information
  • Responsible, reliable, and calm under pressure
  • Careful and diligent with sharp attention to detail
  • Adept at thinking on your feet with the ability to resolve situations from a distance
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Able and willing to spend hours in front of a screen
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours in shifts

The perfect operator will possess:

  • A keen interest in technology and its advancement in society
  • A good mental and physical discipline to stay alert and responsive in front of a screen for several hours at a time
  • A testing mindset – able to sport issues and suggest improvements to existing tools and processes
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills are needed but technical IT skills are not necessary to be successful


Job specifics:

  • Flexible working hours with hourly pay
  • Full time & part time options available
  • Location – Washington DC Metro Area

How to apply?

Please submit your applications by writing an e-mail to and adding “DC Robot Operator” to the subject line.

If you want to learn more about us, visit or just google “Starship Technologies.” You can also find out more information on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Facebook: @Starshiptech
Twitter: @Starshiprobots
Instagram: @Starshiprobots