Battery Algorithms Engineer

Battery Algorithms Engineer

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Engineering & Information Technology
Palo Alto, California
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As a member of the controls group, you will model, develop, specify, and implement control and estimation algorithms in our high voltage battery.


  • Use a variety of cell and battery pack models, fleet data, and laboratory test data to create state-of-the-art feedback control and estimation algorithms for Tesla’s high voltage battery packs.
  • Work on projects from cell capacity, impedance, energy, and degradation estimation to diagnostics of sensors, cells and battery pack components.
  • Create physics based modeling of cell and pack elements.
  • Create and integrate models, define algorithms, write testing code, and evaluate the performance of algorithms throughout the life of the product.
  • Work cross-functionally with cell modeling, firmware, and battery safety organizations.


  • Greater than 2 years of experience with battery algorithm design
  • MS/PhD in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or materials engineering
  • Experience with modeling of lithium ion cells
  • Simulating dynamic models of electrical systems
  • Have knowledge in linear systems analysis and estimation algorithm design
  • Capable of analyzing algorithm performance in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Strong communication and preference for working in teams
  • Basic experience, understanding, and intuition for the electrochemical physics of lithium ion cells
  • Experience in specifying or executing tests on cells in a laboratory environment
  • Understanding of diagnostic techniques for cells and battery pack components


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