Sensing Software Engineer - IMU/GNSS

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Job Description

What to Expect

The Tesla Sensing Team is looking for a sensing software engineer with expertise in sensing algorithms, developing position engine algorithms for FSD (full self-driving). The person in this role will need to be familiar with state-of-the-art position engine algorithms, IMU & GNSS sensor fusion, strong with theoretical analysis for vehicle kinematics, quaternion math, Kalman filtering etc., proficient with programming with good software engineering fundamentals, and work with hardware engineers and firmware engineers to develop efficient, and tightly integrated features. The candidate is also expected to be able to learn and adapt quickly to the fast-paced environment, get hands dirty in the lab or in the car for data collection and analysis, algorithm validation when needed to, and use it to root cause issues, and propose solutions.

What You’ll Do

  • Research and development of new sensing technologies for IMU-GNSS sensor fusion.
  • Write python or C++ code to develop algorithms, analyze data and generate visualizations.
  • Work with hardware engineers and firmware engineers to develop efficient, and tightly integrated features
  • Contribute to production level software on Tesla platforms to enable various features

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience in Computer Science / Engineering, or other majors with strong relevant experiences such as ADAS, aerospace engineering, robotics, signal procesing.
  • Strong python programming skills, familiarity with common python packages
  • Familiarity with robotics algorithms such as Kalman Filter, Particle Filter, SLAM, optimization algorithms. Strong training of math (probability, statistics, linear algebra).
  • Demonstration of good understanding of software fundamentals including software design, algorithm development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability.
  • Strong fundamentals, critical thinking, results-driven, product-oriented mindset, self-driven, good communication skills and great learning capabilities.
  • Prior experiences with IMU and sensor fusion algorithms; prior experieces with VIO algorithms
  • Proficient with C++ programming and have experiences of large C++ projects

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 - $348,000/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.

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Company Info.


Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars.

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