Staff Software Engineer | Tesla

Staff Software Engineer

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


Tesla’s Digital Products team is responsible for Tesla’s global, online presence, including, Mobile and Retail Applications.

In this development role, you will architect, design and develop customer facing applications that require high availability, concurrency, multi-tenancy, and high scalability for a large global user base. The individual in this role will work intimately with various aspect of payments including gateway solution, payment management and data storage and retrieval.


  • Interface with Product Management and Engineering to determine requirements, resolve problems, and perform testing related to Payment Applications

  • Ensure Service Level Agreements with stakeholders are defined and met

  • Develop specifications and technical design for payment projects

  • Model business processes and data

  • Design, code, test, and document programs and sub-systems while identifying multiple solutions to complex problems

  • Define optimal system performance at scale and at different layers while using system profiling tools and stress testing to find and fix weak spots

  • Implement continuous integration, regression and deployment, while maintaining the existing system and codebase

  • Ensure feature quality through extensive testing (unit, integration, functional, performance and regression) with a focus towards automation

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of software development and research tools required to support payments


  • 6 to 10 Years of experience in web application design and development

  • Experience with micro-services architectures, Docker eco-system and API first approach with hands-on expertise in developing rest APIs supporting multiple versions

  • Hands-on design and development for customer facing applications that require high availability, concurrency, multi-tenancy, high scalability for a large global user base

  • Strong Core Java Experience with Expertise in enterprise Java technology eco-system including Spring Boot, JPA/Spring Data, maven, JUnit

  • Strong SQL Experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL)

  • Strong Web Services Experience (SOAP/REST)

  • Spring Experience (Spring Boot, Spring Batch)

  • Experience with Unit Testing Methodologies and Tools (JUnit or similar)’

  • Hands-on experience in server side JS technologies such as nodeJS is a plus

  • Experience with JMS Messaging (ActiveMQ or RabbitMQ or Kafka)

  • Good knowledge of enterprise messaging bus and integration

  • Knowledge of different caching strategies, performance tuning, transaction management across systems and messaging systems

  • Experience with Redis or in memory computing

  • Exposure to SOLR or Elastic Search

About Tesla

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable transportation and electricity consumption by designing and manufacturing electric vehicles and energy storage systems. Based in California, Tesla employs more than 13,000 people across four continents, and manufactures cars at our factory in Fremont, California. We are currently constructing the Gigafactory–the world’s largest lithium ion battery factory–in Sparks, Nevada, and have begun production of Energy battery storage products.

Tesla currently produces two premium EVs–Model S and Model X–engineered from the ground up to be the world’s best car and SUV, respectively. Model S received Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, and achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA. The recently released Model X includes the first ever falcon wing doors, as well as Tesla’s award-winning electric all-wheel drive powertrain. Both vehicles come with free road trip access to more than 400 Tesla Supercharger stations—the world’s fastest EV charging technology. Model 3, our third generation EV, is currently under development.

Tesla produces the Powerwall, a residential battery pack, as well as commercial and utility-grade Powerpack storage systems designed to help reduce electricity costs, smooth consumption and create a more resilient electricity grid.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone; you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we’re trying to do too difficult.

Tesla is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.