Power Electronics Firmware Engineer, Charging & Power Management


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Jan 10

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What to Expect

Come join a team of dynamic and deeply knowledgeable engineers that strive to build the most robust and reliable embedded systems that run EV charging systems and the renewable microgrids that power them. You will contribute to solving some of the most exciting problems in the embedded software space and change the way the world produces electric vehicles and delivers energy.

In this role, you will be working with the hardware and control teams to design, implement, and test software running on embedded platforms that control switching power converters. You will be responsible for delivering high quality embedded code, power electronic controllers, and DSP peripherals running on the processors at the heart of Tesla vehicles and production lines.

The work is exciting and fun, pushing the technology envelope in an open, collaborative, and supportive environment. Help us put that clean energy in our amazing vehicles, and work with a diverse team around the world deploying reliable power to all corners of the globe.

What You’ll Do

Develop, enhance and debug new and existing real-time firmware in C for power conversion systems.

· Deliver high-quality C code in a safety critical real-time embedded environment.

· Work closely with the hardware and control teams to specify hardware actuation and sensing requirements. · Develop and optimize firmware, along with peripheral drivers and control systems for switching power electronics.

· Specify, design, and implement functionality and behaviors of embedded subsystems.

· Drive firmware development for performance, scalability, robustness, and tight integration with the hardware.

· Hands-on with hardware bring up, build and enforce component validation for delivering robust, functional code.

· Implement continuous improvements and best practices within the team, and larger organization.

· Collaboration with other engineering groups inside Tesla

What You’ll Bring

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in real-time embedded software development.

· BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability.

· Proficiency in C.

· Strong software fundamentals including firmware architecture, algorithm development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability.

· Experience with reading electrical schematics and understanding circuit behavior.

· Knowledge of microcontroller peripherals such as timers, ADC, GPIO, PWM and SPI.

· Familiarity with control loops and PID controllers.

· Ability to collaborate and communicate complex technical concepts

· Bonus Skills:

· Experience with C++

· Knowledge of version control (Git) and continuous integration (Jenkins, Docker, SCons).

· Understanding of physics, basic EE principles, and basic control with previous experience in power conversion field or validating highly complex and mission critical embedded system.

· Good understanding with MISRA C/unit test or other code quality standard.

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$104,000 - $348,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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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