Sr. Embedded Software Engineer - Software Platforms, Audio Systems

Sr. Embedded Software Engineer - Software Platforms, Audio Systems

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Engineering & Information Technology
Palo Alto, California
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The Role 

Tesla's System Software team provides the foundation on which the in-vehicle user experience is built. We build the software platform (kernel, bootchain, drivers, and lower level userspace platform services) for our innovative Infotainment hardware. This includes high resolution touch displays, high definition audio, bluetooth/wifi/cellular connectivity, USB, cameras, all connected to high performance multi-core processors and GPUs. Our software is based on Linux, GNU toolchain, buildroot, and other open source projects, delivering the security, capability, and performance demanded by our user experience. As part of this team, you would be focused on the audio software subsystem and framework for existing and next generation infotainment products.


  • Develop drivers, middleware and interfaces to user-space applications for the audio subsystem

  •  Drive architecture and execution for audio software systems and hardware with the hardware and DSP engineers.

  •  Use existing available hardware in innovative ways to solve problems

  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system

  • Write well structured, testable, efficient, and maintainable code

  • Build and deploy software tools, processes and metrics

  • Board bringup and hardware design validation 


  • 4+ years software/firmware development experience

  • 2+ years experience w/Embedded Linux

  • Excellent C/C++ coding skills

  • Strong Linux kernel fundamentals

  • Experience with audio systems (ALSA, audio framework, audioflinger, audio drivers)

  • Experience with board /chip bringup

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills

  • Upstream contributions to Linux Kernel is a plus 

  • Contributions to involvement with open source projects is a plus

  • Experience with RTOS or bare-metal embedded development is a plus

Employee Benefits 

  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents. 
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution 
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability 
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits 
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts


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About Tesla

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