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Software Engineer

We are in search of a back-end engineer who specializes in software infrastructure and data engineering to join our Low Voltage software team. The team is essential to the Low Voltage system, where the microcontrollers dictate over 500 interfaces controlling switches, sensors, cameras and motors. 

As a member of this team you will develop software frameworks internally for the Low Voltage hardware engineering team and facilitate communication with and validation of these microcontrollers.


  • Create and expand the design of internal engineering tools related to harnesses, devices, vehicles and factory diagnostics
  • Participate in next-generation feature and tool development, system architecture definition and end-to-end implementation from early prototype to full release
  • Own and support existing tools by scaling them across the entire engineering organization while maintaining reliability
  • Write translator APIs between applications and various internal and third-party design software packages
  • Develop libraries that wrap low-level communications with hardware and encapsulate IOT communication protocols for next-generation distributed systems monitoring
  • Collaborate with engineers to formulate user stories and develop designs and specifications
  • Support validation and development of new hardware and systems
  • Manage the infrastructure as code IAC for better infrastructure management
  • Monitor and troubleshoot production systems using tools like Prometheus
  • Build and maintain continuous integration and delivery pipelines using tools like Jenkins CI/CD


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline or equivalent
  • Strong programming skills with proficiency in Python, Golang, C or C++
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience designing and implementing data pipelines using tools like Apache Kafka, Apache Spark or Apache Airflow
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience in the development of distributed scalable systems
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations
  • The ability to prioritize activities and deliver projects on time


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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.