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Internship, Fullstack Software Engineer, Maps & Autopilot Navigation (Fall 2024)

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10d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Palo Alto

AI generated summary

  • You must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science or related field (graduating 2024-2025) and skilled in C++, Python, Go, or Scala. Experience in customer-facing code, high code standards, and willingness to learn new tech. Nice to have: Maps/GIS knowledge, Spark/AWS experience.
  • You will prototype in-car experiences, develop full stack features for maps & Autopilot, analyze fleet data, code for Linux platforms, & collaborate with a cross-functional team to create cutting-edge software at Tesla.

Off-cycle Internship

Software EngineeringPalo Alto


  • Tesla is a leader in Autopilot technology and we’re building the world's best in-car navigation experience. These two fields overlap in the role of Maps Engineer. We're looking for motivated software engineers that are up to the challenge.
  • You will implement next generation algorithms on top of large amounts of data from the Tesla fleet. This is a cornerstone on which Navigate on Autopilot and Smart Summon are implemented. In addition, the same data will drive more efficient routing and better turn-by-turn navigation for customers.
  • The ideal candidate is self-driven, has experience developing high-performance applications and motivated by complex algorithmic problems. Our engineers must bring a principled, data-driven methodology to software development with a passion for improving quality of their products. Flexibility is paramount, as the engineer must learn a wide array of technologies to improve customer experience ranging from route quality and ETA prediction all the way to self-driving capabilities.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science or a related field with a gradation date between 2024 - 2025
  • Proficient in one of C++, Python, Go, Scala
  • Experience writing and shipping customer-facing code
  • High standards for code quality, maintainability, and performance
  • Willingness to learn new technologies in any area of the stack: Vehicle Control, Routing/Guidance Algorithms, Server Infrastructure, UI, Embedded Systems
  • Nice to have: Experience with Maps / GIS / Computational Geometry data is a strong plus, Experience in Spark, AWS, Kubernetes, Jenkins

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Rapidly prototype in-car customer experiences
  • Build full stack features for both in-car maps and Autopilot navigation
  • Extract meaningful data from fleet telemetry via automated processes
  • Implement complete features with both client and server footprint
  • Design, code, and debug software on Linux-based embedded platforms and Linux servers
  • Work with a cross-functional team of hardware engineers, application/UI software engineers, QA/Validation, and designers


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Palo Alto


  • 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 an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment 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
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program