Software Development Engineer – LV & Body Controls Automation


Austin, TX, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 9

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What to Expect

The Role 

Tesla is seeking an awesome Automation Engineer to develop methods to simulate vehicle, environmental, and user behaviors at system-level to guide future product development and raise the quality of existing firmware releases. Work in a creative automation lab environment with a team dedicated to building software, hardware, and mechanical solutions to automate system-level tests.  


The ideal candidate is an expert in Python, system-level troubleshooting, automation tools, hardware debug/design, and firmware development. 


Focus areas include Low Voltage Network Management, Lithium-Ion and Lead-Acid Battery Management, Functional Safety Concepts, Security and Authentication, and Body Controls (falcon wings, power front doors, other vehicle mechatronics).

What You’ll Do

  • Design software, hardware, and automation infrastructure to simulate user and vehicle behaviors
  • Test features during development and release stages, and provide design inputs
  • Investigate fleet/vehicle data, source code, and hardware schematics to identify and root-cause issues at the system level and propose robust solutions 
  • Collaborate with broad cross-functional teams
  • Create detailed and rigorous test specifications based on requirements and system understanding
  • Improve safety, performance, and customer satisfaction with Tesla products
  • Help develop the world’s most exciting cars and the shift to sustainable transportation
  • Promote and protect Tesla’s reputation as a cutting-edge company producing the world’s most exciting cars and shifting the paradigm of personal transportation worldwide

What You’ll Bring

  • BS degree in electrical/computer engineering, systems engineering, physics, or equivalent, with practical software engineering experience or proof of exceptional skills in related fields 
  • Hands-on experience debugging software and hardware in complex systems 
  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages 
  • Major interest in solving complex and time critical problems 
  • Experience with automation (Jenkins, Docker, etc.)  
  • Experience with C/C++ for embedded systems  
  • Experience with lead acid batteries, charging, and safety 

Employee Benefits:

  • 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

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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