Job Description

What to Expect

Tesla is on a path to build humanoid bi-pedal robots at scale to automate repetitive and boring tasks. Core to the Tesla Bot, the motion planning stack presents a unique opportunity to work on state-of-the-art algorithms for motion planning and navigation culminating in their deployment to real world production applications. Our motion planning 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 within our factories.

What You’ll Do

Develop motion planning software and algorithms for humanoid bi-pedal robots

  • Reason about measurement as well as environmental uncertainty and develop algorithms that adapt well to imperfect information
  • Tackle problems across multiple domains including but not limited to high level decision-making, multi-agent interactions and trajectory generation
  • Assist with overall software architecture design, including designing interfaces between subsystems
  • Ship production quality, safety-critical software
  • Leverage fleet data and state-of-the-art techniques in ML
  • Collaborate with a team of exceptional individuals laser focused on bringing robotic automation to fruition.

What You’ll Bring

Production quality modern C++

  • Mathematical fundamentals, including : geometry, linear algebra, vector calculus, probability and statistics. Experience implementing this math effectively in software
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and test new algorithms At least one of the following -
  • Shipped safety critical software for real time applications in a fast-pace environment
  • Experience developing modern planning approaches such as search, sampling, trajectory optimization and model predictive control on real robots.
  • Strong background in numerical optimization
  • Experience designing highly optimized software for games
  • Experience in Imitation, RL (especially offline/off-policy), modern NN architectures (such as GPT) or related techniques. Preference given to experience using “real world” datasets vs toy setups like MuJoCo.
  • Background in Computer Science/Engineering, Robotics, Physics, similar field(s) of study, or equivalent practical knowledge
  • Python/PyTorch experience nice to have

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

$108,000 - $330,000/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.

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Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Team Leader
Bachelor Degree
2 Years
  • Founded In
    Feb 26, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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