Audio DSP ML Algorithms Engineer, Electronic Systems

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
USD 104,000.00 per year
Full Time


Cross-functional team
Signal processing
Embedded systems
Test plans
Embedded C
Problem solving
Data Analysis
Echo cancellation
Linear algebra
3D computer graphics
Machine Learning (ML)
Digital signal processing
Computer hardware
Software development
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

Tesla is seeking an experienced Audio DSP Algorithms Engineer who has designed and implemented advanced audio processing algorithms over multiple product cycles. This engineer should have a strong mathematical foundation in signal processing, and a strong understanding of the design of embedded systems. This engineer must thrive in a start-up company environment with great opportunities for growth and spectacular achievement.

What You?ll Do

  • Develop audio signal processing for next generation Tesla vehicles: acoustic rendering for playback, speech enhancement, acoustic detection, etc.
  • Define algorithm blocks and their integration into the larger system.
  • Conduct end to end studies for algorithm selection, development, tuning, and validation.
  • Prototype the algorithm in MATLAB/python.
  • Implement the algorithm in C/C++ to run on device.
  • Validate the algorithm/implementation and set up scripts to assist validation.
  • Define validation test plans across the range of possible corner cases to ensure audio quality.
  • Root cause and troubleshoot algorithm performance issues across the entire acoustic/electronics/software stack.
  • Define and document system and component requirements for algorithm performance on prospective platforms, incorporating acoustic, hardware, and software dependencies.

What You?ll Bring

  • Experience in embedded C/C++ programming, board bring-up, profiling, optimization, simulation, and various levels of testing (SW only, HW/SW integration, etc.).
  • Fluency in MATLAB or Python for scientific/mathematical problem solving as well as testing and data analysis.
  • Experience developing and implementing one or more of the following on embedded platforms: beamforming - MVDR, GSC, multichannel Wiener filter - multichannel blind source separation, multichannel echo cancellation, Kalman filter, adaptive filters.
  • Strong mathematical skills - advanced linear algebra, calculus, and optimization are a must.
  • Experience with the following is a plus: stochastic signal processing, signal detection and estimation, 3D sound, HRTFs, crosstalk cancellation, dereverberation, blind deconvolution, direction of arrival estimation, machine learning, sound event detection, anomaly detection.
  • Signal processing intuition regarding time/frequency duality, implications of discrete time signal processing, and implementation details on fixed/floating point architectures.
  • Solid acoustics intuition.
  • Familiarity with typical audio processing blocks and DSP techniques.
  • Adept at working with cross functional team-members from multiple disciplines to reach fact-based decisions
  • Strong problem solving skills and desire to work in fast paced environment Work cross functionally with other teams within Tesla and drive the timely implementation of dependencies.

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

      $104,000 - $348,000/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.