Robotic Manipulation Engineer, Tesla Bot

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Job Description

Tesla is on a path to build humanoid robots at scale to automate repetitive and boring tasks. Core to the Tesla Bot, the manipulation stack presents a unique opportunity to work on state-of-the-art algorithms for object manipulation culminating in their deployment to real world production applications. Our robotic manipulation software engineers develop and own this stack from inception to deployment. 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

  • Develop robotic manipulation software and algorithms
  • Model robotic manipulation processes to enable analysis, simulation, planning, and controls
  • Reason about uncertainty due to measurements and physical interaction with the environment, and develop algorithms that adapt well to imperfect information
  • Develop 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
  • Assist with overall software architecture design, including designing interfaces between subsystems
  • Ship production quality, safety-critical software
  • Collaborate with a team of exceptional individuals laser focused on bringing useful bi-ped humanoid robots into the real world

What You’ll Bring

  • Production quality modern C++ or Python
  • Robotics fundamentals, including geometry, linear algebra, kinematics, dynamics, mechanics, probability, and statistics.
  • Experience implementing this math effectively in software
  • Experience with object manipulation through tactile and/or vision-based sensors
  • Background in Computer Science/Engineering, Robotics, Physics, similar field(s) of study, or equivalent practical knowledge

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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