Rust or C++ Developer/Software Engineer – Tesla Bot Simulations (All levels)


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 9

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What to Expect

The simulation team is looking for a Rust or C++ Developer to expand our cutting-edge Robots simulation engine written in Rust. The engine simulates physics/discrete/firmware scenarios as movement of robot hands and joints. This role also includes development of frameworks for running automated test suites, modeling frameworks, and exploratory analysis tools.  

This role is crucial to releasing high quality software for new product development. Creating, maintaining, and scaling highly efficient, effective, and thorough development systems enables us to have higher confidence in our releases and changes.  

Come join a team of deeply knowledgeable engineers that strive to build the most robust and reliable embedded systems using cutting edge software development tools and practices. You will solve some of the most ambiguous and challenging problems in the embedded software space and change the way the world produces electric vehicles.  


What You’ll Do

  • Development of an internal, high performance simulation engine in Rust 
  • Integration of simulation engine with other internal tooling, e.g., modeling frameworks, automated test infrastructure, real-time simulations 
  • Working with other Tesla engineers to plan new features, use cases and integrations for the simulation platform 

What You’ll Bring

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in software development, embedded development or similar 
  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent practical experience 
  • Proficiency in a low-level language such as Rust or C++ 
  • Willingness to learn and program in Rust for the majority of your work 
  • Experience with Python and/or embedded C is a plus 
  • Experience in simulation of Robots Motors and Position controls is a big plus 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with the team 
  • You are passionate about automating work and enabling others to go faster with the tooling you develop 

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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