Sr. Software Engineer, Embedded, Tesla Bot Job at Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, CA

  • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

Tesla is on a path to building humanoid robots at scale to automate repetitive and boring tasks.
We are looking for firmware engineers to develop embedded platform drivers and application layer code for various robotics applications on our TeslaBot platform. In this role, you will develop scalable drivers to interface with an ASIC or bring up a new communication protocol or optimize existing drivers to improve performance or write application-level modules to achieve a specific function on a given subsystem.
The robotics firmware team is small, passionate, and fast moving. Come join a team of deeply knowledgeable engineers that strive to build the most robust and reliable embedded systems using cutting edge software development tools and practices.


  • Development of scalable real-time embedded software that implements sensing, control and safety management of the Tesla Bot actuators
  • Bring up new sensors, communication networks and new PCBA for various robotic applications
  • Develop automated tests to ensure high quality software releases and accurate functionality
  • Be involved in the full life cycle of firmware development from concept through integration, test, and release as our fleet of robot grows
  • Work closely with the hardware and controls team to specify hardware actuation, sensing requirements and influence electronics designs


  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in real-time embedded software development
  • BS in Computer Science, Physics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, proof of exceptional skills in related fields with practical software engineering experience, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in C, familiarity with Python are a plus
  • Experience with reading electrical schematics and understanding circuit behavior
  • Knowledge of microcontroller peripherals such as ADC, PWM, SPI and I2C, ethernet and CAN
  • Experience working with sensors and digital signal processing
  • Experience working with the physical and data link layers of ethernet and/or other communication protocols

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.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Flexible hours,

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