ML Compiler Engineer, AI Compiler, Autopilot Dojo

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Job Description

The Role:

As a member of the Dojo compiler team, you will be responsible for enabling Tesla's neural networks to train efficiently on our upcoming in-house custom-silicon supercomputer systems. Join a small team of experienced developers in automating the compilation of PyTorch-derived neural network graphs into programs that run on Tesla's custom FSD computer. The ideal candidate is an experienced compiler engineer comfortable working rapidly in a small-team environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Take ownership of a few areas of the compiler (flexible, based on skills/interests/needs)
  • Develop algorithms to improve performance and reduce compiler overhead
  • Debug functional and performance issues on massively parallel systems
  • Collaborate with Dojo HW team to understand current HW architecture and propose future improvements
  • Work with Autopilot SW team to assure smooth transition of training from GPU to Dojo

What You’ll Bring

  • BS in relevant field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.)
  • Prior industry experience as a compiler developer
  • Comfortable with C++ and assembly code
  • Capable of delivering results with minimal oversight
  • Effective communication skills

Nice to Have:

  • MS in related field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.)
  • Previous professional experience with Python
  • LLVM code familiarity
  • Familiarity with git & Jenkins
  • Performance analysis experience
  • Experience coding parallel programs
  • Able to work from Palo Alto office
  • Ready to join soon

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.

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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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