Rust Job: Software Engineer, Energy System Controls

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Tesla Motors


Palo Alto, CA - United States of America

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Rust Job Details

What to Expect

As a Software Engineer on the Tesla Energy system controls team, you will work on software that controls large scale Tesla Megapack renewable energy deployments. You will work alongside expert controls engineers to implement innovative controls to make the transition to renewable energy possible. The system controls application is written in Rust, runs on a Linux device in the field, and communicates with other applications that are written in Golang and C/C++.

What You?ll Do

  • Develop real-time controls application in Rust for controlling large scale renewable deployments (battery, solar, wind)
  • Integration of controls application to work with the Tesla Megapack system
  • Collaborate on developing communications interfaces between devices in our industrial energy storage systems

What You?ll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, proof of exceptional skills in related fields with practical software engineering experience
  • Low level systems programming experience and good understanding of embedded systems and OS concepts (Linux/RTOS)
  • Good understanding of networking concepts (Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc.)
  • Familiarity with electronics, feedback control systems, and power systems
  • Familiarity with embedded interfaces (UART, I2C, I2S, SPI, CAN, PCIe, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience in working with binary communication protocols (protobuf or other protocols)
  • Desired: Experience in programming in Rust

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.