Tesla is committed to having industry-leading uptime in our deployed fleet of grid storage batteries. We are using data collected from our connected systems to find problems before the customer does. The Tesla Energy Product team is looking to hire a power electronics product engineer to identify and root cause design, process, or firmware failures in our fleet of energy storage systems. We are striving to achieve product quality many multiples better than current industry standard for power electronics and person in this role would play a central role in achieving that.
This person will work with a cross-functional team of engineers to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctioning power converters, digital control systems, heating and cooling systems inside Tesla’s energy storage products. They would then lead the effort to devise and deploy necessary corrective actions ranging from firmware changes, hardware design changes, manufacturing process or installation process changes, etc. to prevent failures from reoccurring.
Troubleshoot and root cause product field failures of in-house developed DCAC, DCDC power converters – including but not limited to physical inspection and testing of failed units, reviewing data logs and correlating with product specifications to compare against expected behavior, reviewing manufacturing and installation processes for cause of failure.
Develop and run data queries on fleet logs from thousands of units to correlate failures to physical environmental conditions, system state, install region and other relevant parameters
Work with the engineering and manufacturing teams to drive design and manufacturing changes to improve product quality in both existing and future products
Define data signatures that uniquely identify the failure and lead integration of this knowledge into algorithms to automatically identify similar other failures in the field
Provide support on escalated customer cases in order to minimize system downtime, through day to day coverage of internationally distributed service cases
Must have requirements
BS or MS in electrical engineering with minimum 2 years or experience. Specialization in power electronics, power converters, digital control systems, embedded systems or equivalent practical experience preferred.
Experience using Python or similar for data analysis
Strong engineering fundamentals and intuition, applied to firmware/software-enabled mechatronic systems
Excellent oral, written communication and collaborative skills
An ability to prioritize and execute many tasks in parallel. An excellent attention to detail and an ability to produce clear and concise written documents and diagrams
Nice to have requirements
Work travel is expected to be about 10% in this job. This would include traveling to customer sites, our manufacturing facilities, etc.
Along with competitive pay, this position is eligible for benefits including:
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