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🚀 Internship

Internship, Linux Kernel Software Engineer, Autopilot (Summer 2024)

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24d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

San Francisco

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AI generated summary

  • The candidate must have strong Linux Kernel experience in a Systems level environment, along with proficiency in C and C++ programming. Experience with developing Linux device drivers and embedded Linux programming is preferred.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining Linux device drivers, defining hardware-software interactions, bringing up system software stack, collaborating with hardware and validation teams, and innovating with the hardware team at Tesla for the next-gen autonomous car platform and AI computing engine.
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Summer Internship

Software EngineeringSan Francisco


  • As a Linux Kernel Engineering Intern within the Autonomy group, you will have the opportunity to apply your technical skills to a variety of system components & foundational code targeting higher performance of Autopilot and Humanoid robot. The nature of the role means that the code you will write, debug, and maintain will almost always connect with a variety of other components. You will be building robust code foundations for the autonomy teams to write their applications on top of and evangelize best software practices for the better of Autopilot and Humanoid robot. You will be a key contributor to the system software that manages one of the most advanced and widely-deployed Autonomy Platforms for Autopilot and our Humanoid Robot. You will be interacting with members from Hardware and Software teams in developing and deploying Autonomy at scale.


  • Strong Linux Kernel in a Systems level environment experience required
  • Experience developing Linux device drivers for devices such as CSI, ISP, Ethernet, GPU, or flash devices like UFS, eMMC, NVMe, PCIE etc, a plus
  • Solid C programming skills and experience with embedded Linux programming preferred
  • C++ Programming required

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Develop and maintain various Linux device drivers such as camera capture, ISP (Image Signal Processors), GPU, Ethernet, UFS, neural hardware accelerators, PCIE, etc
  • Define the hardware, software interactions for our next generation fully autonomous car platform and AI computing engine
  • Develop and bring-up the system software stack that runs on the Autopilot platform and interacts with various sensors in the car
  • Interact with the hardware and validation teams in bringing the next generation hardware and software to mass production
  • Innovate with our hardware team to meet design requirements


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco


  • 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