System Integration Engineer, Charging & Power Conversion

Tesla

Responsibilities

Tesla’s Powertrain Systems Integration Team is seeking a Charging & Power Conversion Engineer who will be responsible for ensuring firmware support for new vehicle charging features and new hardware are designed, implemented, and tested to achieve Tesla’s standards for safety and customer experience.

Charging & Power Conversion devices enable our vehicles to convert AC power from the grid to high voltage DC for charging the battery. The charging system must do this efficiently and reliably in any region of the world under a wide variety of conditions. It must also coordinate with Tesla energy storage systems as part of an holistic energy management strategy. This area of responsibility also includes power conversion devices such as the vehicle’s DCDC converter that provides low voltage power to operate all of the electronic devices in the vehicle. Finally, high power DC charging through Tesla’s global supercharging network or 3rd party stations is a critical enabler for broad electric vehicle adoption. This role will also lead initiatives to optimize DC fast charging and improve the customer experience.

Requirements

  • BS/MS degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical, Computer or Electrical Engineering or proof of exceptional skills in related fields. 
  • Exceptional ability to keep multiple projects moving forwards in parallel
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems involving networked microprocessors and software-controlled electrical or electromechanical devices
  • Proven ability to use programming to solve challenging problems and increase own/team’s efficiency through automation
  • Experience with C or C++ required. Candidate must have strong comprehension but need not be fluent.
  • Experience with Python desired
  • Ability to fluently interpret system data to gain a full understanding of logged events
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical fundamentals – and ability to apply them to automotive concepts
  • Understanding of low voltage and high voltage circuits and how to debug them
  • Experience with CAN and Vector CAN tools is a plus
  • Experience with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA) is a plus