Electrical Engineer, Energy Test Automation


The Role

Tesla is looking for a highly motivated electrical engineer
to join the Energy Firmware/Software organization’s Validation Infrastructure
team with a focus on automation hardware. The primary responsibility of this
team is to validate all component level software requirements prior to any new
software release or new product introduction. As an electrical design engineer,
you will build custom tools and hardware to interface with our products and
automate the execution of tests. Tesla is continuously improving existing
products and launching new products at an unprecedented pace. You will be
responsible for delivering robust hardware solutions which enable the
validation team to generate new test automation systems and improve existing
test automation infrastructure.


  • Start to finish ownership of circuit boards and other
    electronics for low voltage test systems, including specification, design
    (schematics, layout, routing), prototyping, and fabrication.
  • Hands-on bring-up, build, and debugging of new circuit
  • Collaborate with mechanical, firmware, software, and
    electrical engineers to design robust/complex systems to validate new products
    and components
  • Review product schematics and design circuitry to emulate
    physical signals/behaviors
  • Continually learn and incorporate EE best practices to our
    tools and technologies
  • Integrate with validation software frameworks to deliver
    fully automated test systems
  • Promote and protect Tesla’s reputation as a cutting-edge
    company accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy.


  • BS in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or proof of
    exceptional skills in related fields
  • Strong electrical engineering fundamentals and circuit
    design experience
  • Proficiency with Altium or similar schematic/layout PCB
    design software
  • Proficiency with basic EE tools and troubleshooting (scopes,
    network analyzers, etc.)
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging with microprocessors
    and software-controlled electrical or electromechanical devices
  • Proven record of excellence in hardware design / test
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate complex technical
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and safely
  • Comfortable with common communication protocols (SPI, UART, I2C, CAN, etc.)

    Familiar with SPICE simulation tools (LTspice, cadence, etc.)

Preferred Skills

  • Python proficiency
  • Experience with Catia, Solidworks is a plus
  • General familiarity with power semiconductors and their gate
    drive and protection circuitry
  • Embedded programming of DSPs and FPGAs in real-time control
    applications is highly valuable.
  • Experience interfacing with PC-based test systems (Python, Matlab, Labview).