Product Security Engineer, Vehicle Software

Tesla Motors Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer specializing in product security to work on Model S, X, 3 and future R&D projects. Other car companies have talked for years about a future of "connected cars." At Tesla, we make it happen. We regularly send over-the-air software updates to our Model S and Model X fleet, seamlessly delivering new features and improvements to our customers. Our mobile applications allow customers to interact with their cars via real-time, low-latency two-way communication. We also build tools for our internal sales, delivery, and service teams. Today we remotely identify potential vehicle issues before a customer doesand often fix problems remotely too. To this end information and product security is of the utmost importance.

As a Product Security Engineer for Tesla you will be expected to analyze system services, operating systems, networks and applications from a security perspective. You will be expected to be skilled at discovering security issues and recommending patches. You will participate in security audits, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews.


  • Help ensure Tesla's products are implemented to a high security standard: Model S / Model X / Model 3 / Roadster / Powerwall / infrastructure.

  • Work with teams to implement, identify and advance security at Tesla.

  • Conduct penetration tests and risk assessments in an automotive environment.

  • Work with Tesla teams and external suppliers to drive remediation. Help to design a secure connected vehicle architecture.

  • Audit embedded code to identify security vulnerabilities.

  • Lead security initiatives and serve as a point of contact.

  • Work with vendors, partners, and other Tesla teams to drive remediation.

  • Conduct risk assessments to prioritize threats and compare mitigation strategies.

  • Assist design teams in developing secure automotive systems.


  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.

  • Strong investigative and analytical problem solving skills.

  • Experience with secure architecture design. Strong communication skills, both written and spoken.

  • Security expertise in one or more of: C, C++, x86, ARM, CAN, cryptography, exploit development.

  • Penetration testing experience.

  • Proficient in software development, auditing code and features.

  • Automotive & Hardware experience a plus but not required.

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