Sr. Software Engineer, SLAM, Self-Driving

| Palo Alto, CA, USA
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As a Software Engineer on the Self-Driving Computer Vision and AI team, you will contribute to one of the most advanced and widely-deployed computer vision stacks in the world. Along with top researchers from academia and some of the most experienced autonomous vehicle engineers in the industry, you will marry cutting-edge deep learning algorithms with robust, real-time software, and deliver safety-critical features to hundreds of thousands of customers. You will develop and support a host of different projects, driven first-and foremost by our mission to deploy the safest and most effective product in the market.


  • Develop state-of-the-art, online and offline state estimation and 3D perception algorithms by fusing information from cameras, IMUs and other sensors
  • Design, validate and improve your algorithms against billions of challenging real-world data sequences
  • Design and develop automated data generation pipelines that create various types of high quality, unbiased ground truth data for real-world perception problems
  • Create robust sensor calibration systems that perform reliably in complex and unpredictable environments
  • Collaborate with a team of exceptional individuals laser focused on bringing vehicular autonomy to fruition


  • Strong mathematical fundamentals including linear algebra, vector calculus, probabilistic theory, and mathematical optimization along with relevant implementation experience
  • Ability to write production-level code in modern C++
  • Ability to quickly prototype and profile algorithms in Python
  • Strong background in computer vision and robotics is a plus; examples include but not limited to, Bayesian estimation (e.g., MAP, MMSE, MLE), classical or neural structure-from-motion, and 3D reconstruction, SLAM, and bundle adjustment

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

      $116,000 - $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.

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