Power Electronics Firmware Engineer, Drive Inverter


The Role 

The Drive Inverter Firmware team is looking for a firmware engineer to develop, verify, and validate embedded firmware for power electronics and motor controls, enabling our vehicles to drive! In this role, you will work closely with the hardware and controls teams to architect, implement, test and deploy safety critical software on next generation products as well as existing systems. 


Come join a team of deeply knowledgeable engineers that strive to build the most robust and reliable embedded systems using cutting edge software development tools and practices. You will use your creativity to solve some of the most challenging problems in the embedded software space and change the way the world produces electric vehicles and delivers energy.  



  • Development of real-time embedded software that implements control and safety management of the Drive Inverter. 
  • Develop automated tests to ensure high-quality software releases and accurate functionality 
  • Be involved in the full life-cycle of firmware development from concept through integration, test, and release to our growing fleet of vehicles.  
  • Work closely with the hardware and control teams to specify hardware actuation and sensing requirements. 
  • Develop and optimize firmware for motor controls and power electronics. 



  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in real-time embedded software development. 
  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability. 
  • Proficiency in C, familiarity with MISRA C and Python are a plus.  
  • Experience with reading electrical schematics and understanding circuit behavior. 
  • Knowledge of microcontroller peripherals such as ADC, GPIO, PWM and SPI. 
  • Familiarity with control loops and PID controllers. 
  • Knowledge of version control (Git) and continuous integration (Jenkins) a plus. 
  • Familiarity with Hazard and Risk Assessment (HARA) and/or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) a plus. 

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Along with competitive pay, this position is eligible for benefits including:

  • As a full-time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your eligible dependents
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans (including infertility and transgender coverage)
  • 2 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company Paid HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k) match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Sick and Vacation time (Flex Time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts
  • Voluntary plans such as critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, and pet insurance
  • Voluntary Identity Theft and Legal Services plans
  • Adoption and surrogacy benefits