Software Engineer, Firmware Integration – Tesla Energy


  • Full Time
Tesla Energy is looking for a motivated Firmware Integration Engineer to bring the next generation of home and commercial charging products to the market. The successful applicant will join a team of knowledgeable engineers and have an opportunity to solve challenging problems in the energy products space. Expert firmware integration to the system and production line is critical for the delivery of high-quality Tesla products to its customers. The engineer will collaborate closely with hardware, manufacturing, and service engineering to design firmware and automation solutions for an awesome customer and production experience. The candidate will show outstanding technical and organizational skills and be passionate about bringing sustainable energy to the world. High level collaboration and communication skills are highly sought after. The position duties require travel to Tesla factories.
Develop, enhance and debug new and existing real-time firmware in C and C++. Deliver high-quality C code in a real-time embedded environment.
Design robust and exhaustive test procedure for high voltage power electronics, battery module, thermal actuation, solar interface product assembly.
Design ultra-reliable, cost-effective, and time-sensitive manufacturing test processes.
Author product test specification of home and commercial charging products for optimal coverage at each step in the assembly process.
Attention to detail shown through continuous improvements and enforcing best practices within the team, and also the larger organization
Develop innovative systems capable of first-of-its-kind high volume, high quality production output.
Track and communicate project status and risks to the wider organization.
Provide technical and leadership excellence for the team. You will make critical decisions and lead from the front with support from experienced engineers.
Specify, design, and implement functionality and behaviors of embedded subsystems. Drive firmware development for performance, scalability, robustness, and tight integration with the hardware.
Hands-on with hardware bring-up, build and enforce component validation for delivering robust, functional code. Analyze CAN trace during debug.
BS or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or proof of exceptional skills in related fields, with practical engineering experience.
Experience shipping code, receiving feedback and being relentless ensuring customer experience is positive. Experience documenting firmware design and authoring specifications.
Shows a keen understanding of physics and follows first principles in design and development. Familiar with electrical test tools like scopes, network analyzers, power supplies, loads.
Excellent communication skills, say something when you don’t know, be available to other team members when questions arise.
Capable of delivering top quality C code in a real time embedded environment.
Experience writing Python scripts.
Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances/challenging problems.
Own assignments and take accountability for overall team success.
Ability to collaborate and communicate complex technical concepts.
Nice to Have
Interest in factory analytics and metrics: first-pass yield, cycle time, test coverage, failure modes.
Knowledge of basic theory of operations for battery charging systems.
Experience with Ethernet, high speed communication, CAN on embedded systems is a plus.
Process engineer on high-volume production line with experience/interest in firmware a plus.
Bring a firmware validation mindset to the team. Experience with Continuous Integration workflow: unit test, software in the loop, hardware in the loop. Participation in firmware testing is a must.
Knowledge of EVSE, IEEE and charging standards is a big plus
Knowledge of Functional Safety application, FMEA role in firmware development a plus. Translate firmware design spec to a working, scalable manufacturing process.
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