Staff Data & System Engineer, Cell Manufacturing



Tesla is re-thinking how batteries are made from the ground up. We’re designing new factories, new equipment, new processes, and new software to rapidly scale battery manufacturing. The primary bottleneck to Tesla’s future expansion and the transition to sustainable transport and energy storage is our ability to produce and procure batteries – that’s why we’re innovating in-house, with our collection of world-class engineers, to redefine the industry. Software, data, and automation all play a critical part in this strategy. 

The Data and Systems Engineering team is responsible for creating advanced analytics dashboards, creating data pipelines, and building data applications that enable cross functional teams to leverage a wealth of manufacturing, equipment, and process data both efficiently and effectively. In this role, you will contribute to and lead a small operations facing data engineering team to provide data and visualization services to the Cell Operations Engineering team, working side by side with production and quality engineers. These data analysis solutions for engineering and management customers will help steer critical operational decision making. You will partner with software engineers working on our MES system to help drive software feature definitions that will impact the type of data being fed into your pipelines. You will also work closely with finance, inventory, and other business teams to ensure that operational data is accurate, and when it isn’t you will triage, root cause and work with your team to solve discrepancies. You will be the lead and main point of contact for “data” for the operations engineering team.  


  • B.S. degree or higher in quantitative discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Industrial Engineering)  

  • 5+ years of work experience in data analytics, data engineering and MES systems 

  • Data mining and database (e.g., MySQL, ClickHouse etc.) experience 

  • Data visualization experience (e.g., Tableau, JMP, MiniTab, Spotfire etc.) 

  • Works well under pressure while collaborating and managing competing demands with tight deadlines 

  • A passion and curiosity for data and data-driven decision making 

  • Possess a high level of attention to detail and professionalism in report creation 

  • Be a team player and the ability to collaborate and mentor across diverse functional groups 

  • Ability to lead and mentor new team members 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to manage and communicate the health and integrity of the data and systems 

  • Understanding of software and database design to work closely with a development team to translate business needs into software solutions 

  • Ability to work majority on-site at our Cell facility in Fremont, CA 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience leading a team 

  • Experience defining, designing and optimizing software features 

  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing setting