Embedded Software Engineer, Audio Systems

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 14 hours ago


On Site
USD 104,000.00 per year
Full Time


Embedded software
User experience
Open source
Hardware development
Firmware development
Embedded Linux
Linux kernel
Problem solving
Critical thinking
Embedded systems
Computer hardware
Wireless communication
Digital signal processing
Software development
Integrated circuit
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

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.

What You?ll Do

  • 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

What You?ll Bring

  • 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

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.