Sr. Vehicle Systems Architect



  • The New Programs Engineering team works at the front end of the design and development cycle by studying, simulating, building, and proving successful Tesla’s future vehicle concepts. New Programs Engineers interact with cross-functional partners from the Design, Vehicle Engineering, and Powertrain Engineering groups to develop 3D designs, mules, prototypes, and demonstrators used for informing downstream engineering efforts. This is a product design engineering position where Product Definition – Document product plan of record. Identify risks and key and refine them over time product design expertise and fundamental first principles approach to problem solving are far more important than extensive automotive industry specific experience.


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or relevant experience

    A minimum of 5 years of experience in a product development environment

    Hands on experience in narrowing product scope and facilitating cross functional decisions on complex products ·

    Familiarity with world automotive regulations, consumer ratings, and major load cases that guide road vehicle product constraints

    Understanding and proficiency of Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing

    Capability to use 3D CAD software and an understanding of mechanical engineering fudamentals

    Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workloads, and meet tight delivery timelines. Create schedules and report out to leadership how the early design decisions track to critical program level milestones.