Autopilot, Build and CI Software Engineer

Autopilot, Build and CI Software Engineer

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Engineering & Information Technology
Palo Alto, California
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The Role

The Autopilot Build and CI team is a small team of force multipliers whose work makes hundreds of software engineers more productive. We focus primarily on the build tool and its ergonomics, test harnesses/frameworks, static analysis, continuous integration, and the server infrastructure that runs it all.

We aim to minimize the friction involved in developing, testing, and deploying changes to the Autopilot stack, from web applications down to the operating system. If you join us, you will design, implement, and maintain software that helps all of Autopilot iterate and ship quickly, and have an outsized impact toward the mission of full autonomy.


· Build and maintain software services, scripts, tools, and plugins to support Autopilot engineering workflows

· Improve our continuous integration pipeline to make it easier for engineers to receive actionable feedback on their code

· Improve our code build time and usability of the build system

· Continually engage with the team and proactively come up with ways to make their lives easier

· Administer build agents and other Linux servers

· Evangelize our work to the broader Tesla Engineering organization


· Strong software engineering foundations and a desire to apply those skills toward making other engineers more productive

· Python experience

· Experience with one or more build systems (e.g. Bazel, Make, Gradle, Maven, SCons) and the ability to discuss their pros and cons

· Strong, defensible opinions on what constitutes a great developer experience

· Comfort in Linux environment

Nice to have

· C++, Go, Kotlin, Java

· Docker

· Configuration management software (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Chef)

· Plugin/extension development for Atlassian products or CI systems

About Tesla

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

Learn More About Tesla

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.