Staff Site Reliability Engineer - Fleetnet, Vehicle Software


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Full time

$104-348k (annually)


Mar 4

What to Expect

The Role 

We're the small, expert team creating the next-generation server-side infrastructure to support the growing fleets of Tesla products, and we're looking for seasoned SREs with domain expertise in one or more of: containers, public clouds and cloud-native apps. Today, Tesla owners rely on our services to safely and securely summon their cars with a tap on their mobile phones -- a feature enabled by one of the many over-the-air updates we've delivered to the Tesla vehicle fleet. Tesla engineering relies on our data and analytics platform to make Tesla products better and safer. And, when an owner needs assistance, Tesla service and support rely our applications to understand and respond to the situation. Tomorrow, we will apply fleet learning to dispatch and deliver real-time road conditions to millions of autonomous vehicles and manage distributed energy generation & storage at grid scale. 

Join us and you will work alongside world-class software and data engineers on some of the newest and most challenging IoT and service engineering problems in the world today. The platform you help us build and automate will be used daily by millions of Tesla owners (and tens of thousands of Tesla employees) to improve and enhance the functionality of our cars, chargers, and batteries worldwide. 

What You’ll Do


  • Design and write software that enables rapid prototyping by development teams, while ensuring the highest levels of reliability and availability 
  • Drive the migration of large-scale, distributed fleet applications towards cloud-native microservices 
  • Influence architectural decisions with focus on security, scalability and high-performance 
  • Automate the build and deployment of infrastructure using Docker, Kubernetes & other orchestration technologies in a hybrid-cloud environment 
  • Setup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting 

What You’ll Bring


  • 5+ years building and maintaining SaaS infrastructure with a healthy mix of... 
  • Expert skills with Linux, networking, storage and virtualization automation with tools like Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, Chef et al 
  • Setting up and supporting CI/CD 
  • Proficiency in a high-level language like Python, Go, Ruby and/or Java 
  • Scaling through data-driven capacity planning, within both physical data centers and Cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP or Azure) 
  • Troubleshooting and full-cycle incident response (mitigation, correction, prevention) 
  • Strong belief in spreading (& acquiring) knowledge through mentorship and acting like an owner 
  • Smart but humble, with a bias for action and for enabling others’ success 

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 - $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.

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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