Elon Musk uses Twitter to hire Tesla engineers

Mr Musk stated that he will be conducting interviewing personally as the project is “super high priority.”

Zlata Rodionova
Friday 20 November 2015 13:08 GMT
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Looking for a job at Tesla? You might want to check your Twitter feed. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, went to the social network to announce his company is ramping up its autonomous vehicle and is looking for new engineering talent on Thursday night.

In his tweet Mr Musk said he is looking for “hardcore engineers”, however experience with automobiles is not required.

Mr Musk stated that he will be conducting interviewing personally as the project is “super high priority.”

Interested candidates just have to send an email to the company and include a link to their work, in what is likely to be a high responsibility job as successful candidates will report directly to the CEO.

The company has declined to comment on how many engineers it may hire or its future plans for them according to the Huffington Post.

According to the publication the urgency of Mr Musk’s could signal that the company is getting ready to launch a self-driving mobility service similar to the one currently build by taxi-hailing app Uber.

Tesla launched its autopilot last month. Its software doesn’t take complete control of the vehicle but allows it to steer, scan for a place and park itself under certain conditions.

Tesla, which this month unveiled its Model X SUV, has been the US pioneer in luxury electric cars charged by batteries. Its expertise in software has made it a leader in self-driving features, which more traditional carmakers have been slower to develop.

Musk estimated that within three years, cars will be able to drive "from your driveway to work without you touching anything" – but regulatory approval could take years.

Additional reporting by Reuters

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