Tesla Hiring Bonanza: “We Need Engineers!”

By Phill Powell

If you ever needed proof that tech skills are attractive to employers, dig this recent news about futurist carmaker Tesla, which is so hungry for engineering talent to assist its autonomous vehicle project that it’s been sending out wish lists over Twitter!

If you’re a “hardcore software engineer,” this guy may want to talk to you immediately…

And here’s the icing on the cake – If the interview goes well, you may get a chance to meet Mr. Tesla himself, inventor/entrepreneur Elon Musk.


In the last few days, a rash of Tweets have gone out from Musk, who’s clearly indicated what the company seeks:

  • Employees to work on the autonomous vehicle project, as part of the Autopilot software team.
  • Hardcore software engineers, who can provide samples of their coding work.
  • Talented engineers who may or may not have experience working with cars.

Musk went on his Tweets to let potential candidates know that qualified resumes will be reviewed by the boss himself and that he plans to conduct follow-up interviews personally, calling it a “super high priority.”

Interested parties should direct email to autopilot@teslamotors.com, and be sure to provide links to samples of their coding.


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The Autopilot system that engineers are developing is what will transform the Model S into a fully autonomous vehicle.

The Autopilot system is what makes the Tesla Model S sedan into something of an autonomous vehicle – a partial step toward the full autonomous driving that Musk sees emerging in approximately 3 years.

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