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Infotainment UI Engineering Internship (Summer 2020) 11/16/2019

Tesla Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Our Company

Tesla is accelerating the world s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We re tackling the world s most difficult and important problems and we wouldn t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

Internship Program at Tesla

The University 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.

Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla s mission.


Palo Alto, CA

About the Team

Tesla is expanding its UI software engineering team. We are looking for a highly motivated software engineering intern to specialize in front-end software development and create exceptional user experiences.

You will need strong software engineering skills, excellent interpersonal communication, and experience accepting and giving meaningful feedback on technical designs. You will need to collaborate with our top-notch design team and back end developers.

Our goal is to set the bar for what a car UI can be; by creating an interface that flows so naturally, it makes the car feel like an extension of the driver's body. We want to work with people who are excited by this goal and have the talent to deliver on it.

What to Expect

Rapid prototyping of in-car customer experiences

Design, code and debug UI interfaces/ architectures

Work with a cross-functional team of hardware engineers, application/UI software engineers, QA/validation, and designers


Currently pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's Degree or higher in Computer Science, or related technical field

Experience in C++

Strong grasp of fundamental computer science concepts

Willingness to learn new technologies in any area of the stack: UI, Rendering, Core, Protocol, Server

High standards for code quality, maintainability, and performance

Experience writing and shipping customer-facing code is preferred


Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.