Supercomputer Performance Engineer, Autopilot AI

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Job Description

What to expect:

You will be part of a team that works on reinforcing, optimizing, and scaling our neural network training & auto-labeling infrastructure and framework both for Autopilot and the Tesla Bot.

What you will do:

  • Optimize the architecture and configuration of our distributed hardware (CPU, GPU, fabric, storage).
  • Work with hardware vendors (PyTorch, NVIDIA) to tune and optimize our supercomputers.
  • Characterize all components of our supercomputers for insights into stability and health.
  • Profiling and microbenchmarking C++ and Python applications
  • Optimize our code to squeeze every single FLOP and byte out of available hardware on the supercomputers.

What you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience in profiling, observing and debugging distributed systems
  • Solid systems knowledge and relevant understanding of the linux kernel
  • Experienced in Python and C++
  • Suggested: Experience with modern machine learning architecture
  • Suggested: Experience with high-performance networking or distributed storage systems.

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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    13101 Tesla Road, Austin, TX, USA
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