Data is deeply embedded in the product and engineering culture at Tesla. We rely on data – lots of it – to improve autopilot, to optimize hardware designs, to proactively detect faults, and to optimize load on the electrical grid. We collect data from each of our cars, superchargers, and stationary batteries and use it to make these products better and our customers safer.
We're the small but fast-growing team which is building and operating the big data platform for the company. We collect massive amounts of IoT data, provide storage, access, and high-volume processing. Our stack is built on top of open source technologies, including Spark, Kafka, and related.
We're looking for a talented engineer to join us as a foundational member of the team to deliver new and improved big data services and infrastructure. Your work will affect many hundreds of Tesla engineers daily, as well as improving the functionality of our cars, chargers, and batteries worldwide.
Employ and improve industry-leading, scalable, distributed open-source technologies
Build back-end systems from scratch that are capable of handling trillion+ events per day
Facilitate operation of highly-available distributed systems at scale and across multiple locations
Facilitate others in deploying, operating, and extending upon your clean, tested code
Help define a platform that is highly leveraged, multi-tenant, and self-serviced
Work with data engineers and data scientists to drive efficient solutions from the platform
Help define the data story and enable data-driven solutions at Tesla, both technically and culturally
Strong programming fundamentals, particularly in data structures, concurrency, and Java
Deep understanding of a complex distributed system, such as Kafka, Spark, HBase, ElasticSearch
Have built and optimized highly available, scalable, distributed back-end services
Ability to break down and deeply understand complex problems and communicate complex matters efficiently
Strong problem solving skills, optimizing for the simplest, most robust yet practical solutions
Reliable, dependable, trustworthy, participating team member
Smart but humble, with a bias for action
Nice to Have
Proficiency in Python or Scala
Experience with cloud infrastructure such as AWS
Robust DevOps/SRE abilities