Systems Integration Engineer - Access Control


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 9

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What to Expect

The Role

The access control systems integration engineer is responsible for maintaining our leading position in the industry by providing the most seamless vehicle access control experience to our customers. This role will be responsible for evaluating future technologies as well as ensuring current production systems work flawlessly, by collaborating with various cross-functional teams, including design (software, electrical and mechanical), validation, manufacturing, service, and program management. Access control systems engineers are responsible for the overall functionality and performance of keys and security systems throughout the product life cycle. This role will be working with various wireless technologies (for example, BLE, UWB, and NFC) in combination with iOS, Android, and other custom devices, as well as continued optimization of the systems in the context of many vehicle platforms and connected backend services.

What You’ll Do


  • Design prototypes to evaluate new technologies 
  • Bring-up and debug early software and hardware prototypes through characterizing the systems and ensuring systems perform to requirements
  • Turn user behaviors and experience for the access control systems into actionable software and hardware requirements
  • Lead software architecture design of access control products and features
  • Define system software and hardware interfaces
  • Serve as a system leader to provide technical direction for electrical, software, manufacturing, mechanical design, and service teams
  • Support validation teams in developing component and system level test plans to meet product requirements
  • Understand and debug hardware and software interactions during design, launch, and deployment of products or features
  • Perform field data analysis to improve design and performance of the system
  • Analyze changes to assess impact to systems by summarizing impacted devices, interfaces and process in the hardware and software domain
  • Help various cross-functional teams understand how their systems and related decisions impact different vehicle systems
  • Perform DFMEA and HARA for access control systems

What You’ll Bring


  • Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent
  • Comfortable with Electrical Engineering fundamentals
  • Experience with low power wireless networks, preferably Bluetooth Low Energy or Ultra Wide Band
  • Proficient in Python
  • Strong C/C++ comprehension
  • Excellent at hands-on debugging complex systems involving network microprocessors 
  • Experience prototyping embedded systems involving handling hardware and wiring
  • Comfortable analyzing data to improve design and performance of a system
  • Understanding of hardware and software development processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Have an exceptional capacity for managing simultaneous activities and challenges

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with automotive communication protocols, for example CAN and LIN
  • Experience or understanding in security engineering or cryptography
  • Experience with iOS and Android app development
  • Experience with Altium Designer or similar PCB design software

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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