What to Expect
Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August 2023 and continue
through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December) or into Spring 2024 if
available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships.
Please consider before submitting an application.
International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please
consult your school before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per
week. Many students will be limited to part-time depending on their academic
Internship Program at Tesla
The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging
talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that
they will grow both technically and personally through their experience
working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to
providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla
by given them projects that are critical to their team's success.
Your application for Vehicle Hardware Engineering Internship - Firmware will
be considered across all opportunities for the teams listed below:
Autopilot Hardware Performance team ensures the quality of the Hardware
and Software for current and next generation vehicle programs and is
working towards Tesla's vision of fully autonomous vehicles. This team
implements the hardware system that processes inputs from a variety of
vehicle sensors, evaluates possible vehicle strategies/trajectories, and
automate safe control of the vehicle.
The Software Engineers on the Autopilot Sensors team are expected to
develop, test and document software for the Autopilot system. This team
solves ambitious and challenging problems in the embedded software space
by engaging in real HW/SW codesign tradeoffs of upcoming electric and
autonomous vehicles and systems. They design the software architecture and
software implementation on hardware through integration, test and high-
Autopilot System Validation team develops and manages the system
validation and test environment for our Autopilot Hardware. They validate
system design functionality, ensure test coverage of various use cases,
and develop test environments, regressions, tools, infrastructure, and
methodology. This team develops firmware and software drivers to interact
with the system.
The Wireless RF Design Engineering team to owns the lifecycle of cellular
RF hardware boards for immediate application within Tesla vehicles. They
design Cellular RF hardware board as impedance matching, layout review,
bring up prototypes and Co-ex validate with BT/WiFi. They work with RF
module/components suppliers and cross-functional staff to optimize RF
performance and contribute to vehicle-level systems engineering,
architecture issues relating to communications, functionality trade-offs,
grounding and EMC strategy, user interface.
What You'll Do
Deliver high-quality code in a real-time embedded environment
Interface with other ECUs in the vehicle, coordinating technical
requirements across teams
Define and review validation test plans.
Create test sequences to exercise various use cases
Develop firmware and software drivers to interact with the system.
Hands-on hardware prototype bring-up, system debugging, verification and
code optimization, and manufacturing support.
Make performance and feature trade-offs to meet product requirements
What You'll Bring
Currently working towards a BS, MS, or Ph.D. in a relevant engineering
program such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical
Proficiency in Verilog, System Verilog, C, C++, Go, and/or Python.
Experience in embedded software development in robotics, real-time
controls, or system software.
Understanding of embedded computer architecture, micro-architecture
concepts, and/or embedded systems.
This location of this role will be in Palo Alto, CA - must be able to
relocate for the duration of the internship.