Tesla CEO Elon Musk has just announced on Twitter that he is now in Germany in order to interview Giga Berlin engineers himself.
According to Musk’s following tweet, he will be conducting interviews tomorrow and if you’re a building construction, automotive, or manufacturing engineer who can reach Berlin in time you should send your resume to 25Guns@Tesla.com.
As we all know Elon Musk is a fan of easter eggs, this email address might just be a temporary one for tomorrows hiring and worth decoding. The term ’25 Guns’ in this recruitment email address might be a reference to 25 top-notch German/European engineers that Tesla is actually seeking.
Elon Musk further updated this tweet with the criteria he expects in a resume. He wants to hire real problem solvers with a high sense of urgency.
In a LinkedIn post, Tesla Giga Berlin’s Infrastructure Lead for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Muthu S further unraveled the mystery behind Tesla’s 25 Guns, he stated the following in his post:
At Giga Berlin, we’re planning to kick off a special, 25-person engineering task force that will be deployed wherever the toughest problems are, reporting directly to Elon.
Only requirements are:
1. Proof of demonstrated, exceptional engineering talent
2. Being a great problem-solver / having an unconventional approach to problem-solving
3. Energized to make amazing things happen
If this is you, email your resume & list of exceptional engineering accomplishments to email@example.com
Elon Musk is also known for asking super-hard questions in his interviews — and it is believed that he conducts almost all the final engineer interviews himself.
Rumor is that the following question is one of his favorites when he’s judging the next Tesla engineer’s intelligence, analytical, and problem-solving skills, he asks:
“You’re standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west, and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?”A possible Elon Musk interview question.
Some possible answers
CNBC took this question to the streets of Manhattan, NYC, and received interesting replies from random people. All of these people are not engineers but still, there is no harm in trying to find a better answer.
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