Software Engineer, Generalist, Tesla Bot Job at Tesla, Palo Alto, CA

  • Tesla
  • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

What to Expect

As a Software Engineer within our robotics teams, you will contribute to one of the most advanced Robotics/AI Platforms in the world. 

In this role you will work across multiple functions to ensure seamless integration between various subsystems of the robots including the main computer, sensors, motor controllers, telemetry systems, etc. to enable functionality on existing and new robotics platforms. Your work can cover everything from tuning the robots locomotion stack to building the infrastructure that will scale to the entire robot fleet.  You will help implement innovative features that leverage the power of Tesla AI. You will define and maintain content and configurations that support smooth functionality across variations of the robot platform. 

What You’ll Do

  • Write, debug, and maintain robust C/C++ software for the Humanoid robot software stack 
  • Bring up software and hardware for new robotics platforms 
  • Define requirements for specific functionality and coordinate with relevant subsystem owners, manufacturing, user interface and other teams 
  • Develop and iterate on new functionality and test it through simulation and on-hardware execution 
  • Leverage functionality from Tesla’s vehicles and autonomy systems to the benefit of robotics platform 
What You’ll Bring

  • Practical experience programming in C/C++ software, including modern C/C++ (C++14/17/20), multithreading, and Python
  • Experience with embedded systems software design concepts 
  • Experience with communication standards such as CAN, ethercat and ethernet 
  • Proficient developing software on a Linux host, for embedded Linux targets (cross-compilation, etc.) a plus 
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills 

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$104,000 - $360,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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Job Tags

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