A Snap Inc. executive is leaving the Snapchat creator to join Tesla as its vice president of engineering.
While at Snap, Stuart Bower was the company’s vice president of monetization engineering. His job at Snap involved overseeing the company’s social media advertising system.
A Snap spokesperson told online publication Cheddar that Bowers “has long had a dream to pursue his passion for robotics and we wish him the best.”
According to CNBC, Bowers will work on Tesla’s Autopilot program, along with a few other undisclosed projects.
The Tesla Autopilot program has been in its own version of turmoil with the heads of that department switching out at a quick pace.
Before working at Snap and now Tesla, Bowers worked on machine learning at Facebook and as a software engineer at Microsoft, according to his Linkedin profile.