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Autopilot, Software Engineer


As an Autopilot Firmware Engineer, you will be part of a team working towards Tesla’s vision of fully autonomous vehicles. You will be architecting and contributing to the implementation of the software system that processes input from a variety of vehicle sensors, evaluates possible vehicle strategies/trajectories, and automates safe control of the vehicle.


  • Strong C/C++ coding experience in a Linux platform.  
  • Define technical requirements for advanced driver assistance systems software controls 
  • Define the system-wide software architecture for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Sensors 
  • Based on your software architecture, define and influence requirements for the hardware design teams 
  • Develop embedded firmware in C that implements the architecture you’ve defined 
  • Assess the system for failure modes and design resilient and redundant mechanisms to protect against those failures 
  • Collaborate with the control systems, simulation and modeling teams to design control strategies that can be implemented in software efficiently 


  • Greater than 3 years’ experience designing safety-critical, real-time embedded systems 
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent 
  • Extensive experience architecting complex, highly distributed real-time embedded systems 
  • Extensive experience creating, presenting, and refining clear, compelling technical specifications from top-level system architecture documents down to low-level implementation guides and test plans 
  • Experience developing embedded firmware for safety-critical applications in production environments 
  • Understanding of advanced driver assistance sensors such as radar, camera, ultrasonic, and lidar, including the measurement and data-reduction, target identification and environmental synthesis, and sensor fusion 
  • System-oriented understanding and experience with vehicle dynamics controls; e.g. brake actuation; torque application; tire characteristics; vehicle kinematics, etc. 
  • Experience with existing ADAS technologies, including adaptive cruise control , automatic emergency braking, lane-following, automated lane changing. 

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