Staff Product Manager, Advanced Automation Software


  • Full Time


“The factory is the product, more than the car.”  -Elon Musk (Aug 3, 2020)

A Tesla factory is a living, breathing product. Tesla factories are constantly growing, changing, and multiplying at a speed and scale that sometimes feels impossible – but it’s not, as we’ve demonstrated time and time again.

The Product Manager for Advanced Automation Software Engineering is the product owner for critical pieces of automation software suite that runs the Cell Manufacturing factory, the “machine that builds the machine” – our controls development libraries, and the integration of production-critical software applications with controls software that operates the manufacturing equipment.

This position’s core responsibility is to drive creation and execution of a vision for how Advanced Automation Software will accelerate Cell Manufacturing scale and improvement beyond even its current pace and feature set.

Doing so will drive down the cost of clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.


  • 3+ years experience managing product and with automation software
  • 1+ year experience with controls software development on any platform (Beckhoff and Siemens preferred)
  • Experience working in a manufacturing/factory environment
  • Proven performer under high pressure, with seemingly impossible timelines and performance targets. Remains engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for overall team success. Comfortable solving novel and ambiguous problems
  • Experience managing a team and mentoring teammates to define and achieve their goals
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Deep passion for the Tesla mission