Senior/Staff Software Engineer – Cloud Platforms

Senior/Staff Software Engineer – Cloud Platforms

Palo Alto, California
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Tesla's Mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.


Come join a small, expert team building server-side software for the systems that connect Tesla and our customers to our cars, superchargers, and energy storage products.

Other car companies have talked for years about a future of "connected cars." At Tesla, we make it happen. We regularly send over-the-air software updates to our growing fleets of Tesla products, seamlessly delivering new features and improvements to our customers. Our mobile applications allow customers to interact with their cars via real-time, low-latency two-way communication. We also build tools for our internal sales, delivery, and service teams. Today we remotely identify potential vehicle issues before a customer does—and more often than not fix problems remotely too.

We are looking for a highly motivated software engineer specializing in cloud-native apps, designed for global scale. 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.


  • Design and build scalable, high-availability mission-critical systems and APIs
  • Drive the migration of large-scale, distributed fleet applications towards cloud-native microservices
  • Solve problems using distributed, asynchronous messaging
  • Work closely with product, SRE and infrastructure teams


  • 5+ years of building SaaS applications, preferably in a service-oriented architecture
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in CS, CE, EE or the equivalent in experience
  • Expertise in modern web developments frameworks, preferably Go
  • Demonstrated success with scalable web applications or messaging systems
  • 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

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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.

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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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