Software Engineer, Virtual Reality Teleoperation, Tesla Bot

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What to Expect
Tesla’s Autonomy Telemetry team is charged with collecting and processing all the data that fuels the development of Autopilot and Tesla Bot. We rely on imitation learning to train Tesla Bot to perform new tasks. This requires collecting thousands of human demonstrations and producing a massive dataset that can be used to train our neural networks. To facilitate this data collection, we are building a state-of-the-art VR rig that can be used by our Bot Operators. This will allow them to seamlessly experience the world as the Tesla Bot does, and remotely operate the robot to perform complex and intricate tasks. Working with hardware teams, you will drive requirements, make design decisions and implement software integration for this custom VR data collection system.

What You’ll Do
  • Influence architectural decisions with a focus on security, scalability, reliability, and high performance
  • Choose technologies that will allow us to scale with our growing fleet of robots while efficiently utilizing cloud infrastructure and managing costs
  • Integrate new sensors and other hardware components to build custom data collection rigs
  • Setup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting, from car to cloud
What You’ll Bring
  • Practical experience using application layer languages like C++ and Python
  • Familiarity with 3D graphics, game engines and virtual reality systems
  • Experience with Linux: networking, wireless (WiFi and Bluetooth), filesystems and storage
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.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.