Software Engineer (C++), Robotic Manipulation - Tesla Bot

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Job Description

What to Expect

As a Software Engineer within the Tesla Bot team, you will have the opportunity to apply your technical skills to a variety of system components & foundational code targeting object manipulation with the Humanoid robot. The nature of the role means that the code you will write, debug, and maintain will almost always connect with a variety of other components. You will be building robust code foundations for the team to write their applications on top of and evangelize best software practices for the better of Humanoid robot. You will be developing system tools to benchmark, characterize and optimize the latency and throughput of the autonomy workloads. You will write tests and integrate with our evaluation pipeline to ensure the system and functional stability of our stack. Most importantly, you will see your work repeatedly shipped to and utilized by thousands of Humanoid Robots in real world applications.

What You’ll Do

  • Write, debug, and maintain robust C/C++ software to the Humanoid robot software stack; depending on needs and your interests/skills, you might work on code related to our high-frame rate Camera & Vision stack, improve/extend our image and raw data logging/telemetry code, integrate our neural networks into our software stack, interface and optimize our Humanoid robot controllers, make our evaluation/replay software more stable and performant
  • Develop and integrate robotic manipulation capabilities including but not limited to (re)grasping, pick-and-place, and more dexterous behaviors to enable useful work in both structured and unstructured environments
  • Optimize hardware resources usage, leverage custom hardware components where appropriate
  • Advocate for best coding practices amongst the group, build tools helping engineers to write better code (for instance, performance/memory tracking)
  • Generalize software frameworks when necessary while keeping in mind that too much abstraction can sometimes become a bottleneck
  • Ship production quality, safety-critical software to the entirety of the TeslaBot fleet

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience programming C/C++ software, including modern C/C++ (C++14/17/20)
  • Experience with performant software design, object-oriented C++, compiler design and/or hardcore lower-level C code a plus but preferred.
  • Proficient developing software on a Linux host, for embedded Linux targets (cross-compilation, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with at least one of the following preferred: distributed computing, rendering, SIMD, multithreading, & Linux system software (posix etc.).

Nice To Haves:

  • Experience or familiarity with Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, & Geometry related software concepts a plus

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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