Job Description

What to Expect

Tesla is on a path to build humanoid bi-pedal robots at scale to automate repetitive and boring tasks for manufacturing/logistics. As a member of Tesla's Autopilot Simulation team, you will be in a unique position to accelerate the pace at which the Tesla Bot Autonomy stack improves over time. The main ways in which the simulation team realizes this include: 


  • Building core components to virtualize all aspects of Tesla Bot into our Simulator.
  • Testing all Tesla Bot software releases for regressive behavior.
  • Generating synthetic data sets for neural network training.

As an Autopilot + Robotics Simulation Engineer, you will contribute to the development of the simulation by building models and simulation tools that are capable of virtually prototyping the system for fast, iterative development and robust validation. Your responsibilities will be split between feature creation and tool development to allow for quicker workflow across the Tesla Bot team. 

What You’ll Do

  • Contributing to the development of a modular, scalable simulation platform.
  • Work with all members of the Tesla Bot team to understand the simulation requirements and develop tools to meet those needs.
  • Keep up to date with the latest research/technologies in the fields of humanoid robotics and simulation.
  • Contribute to team member development through leadership.

What You’ll Bring

  • Excellent software development skills in C++ & Python.
  • Experience developing and delivering applications/simulation tools in an engineering application.
  • Strong mathematical skills including linear algebra and numerical methods.
  • BS/MS/PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Comfortable developing with Linux & Git.
  • Enthusiasm to take on new challenges and learn new skills.

Extra but not required: 

  • Desirable to have experience working a robotics physics engine like Drake, MuJoCo and others.
  • Desirable to have experience in modeling one or more of: vehicle dynamics, sensors, control systems, stochastic systems.
  • Desirable to have experience of hardware-in-the-loop simulation.

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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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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