System Validation Engineer, Powertrain Thermals

System Validation Engineer, Powertrain Thermals

Job Category
Engineering & Information Technology
Location
Palo Alto, California
Req. ID
59409
Job Type
Full-time
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The Role

Tesla is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Vehicle Software organization’s Systems Validation Team with a focus on thermal and HVAC management and controls. The primary responsibility of this team is to validate all system level software requirements prior to any new hardware or software release or new product introduction.  The scope of responsibility includes functional, safety and performance requirements for all vehicle platforms.  Tesla is continuously making improvements to its existing product line, as well as launching new products at a break neck pace.  The validation engineer must maintain a close relationship with all members of the design cycle to guarantee they are prepared to rigorously test all new features and changes made in their area of responsibility.

Responsibilities

  • Interact with system architects, hardware designers and software developers, to maintain an expert understanding of vehicle thermal and HVAC systems and controls 
  • Develop and execute comprehensive system and sub-system level test specifications and test plans based on system requirements 
  • Invent methods and build tools to execute tests and evaluate results efficiently and repeatedly
  • Develop test setups to integrate new subsystems with simulated and/or actual vehicle components
  • Investigate field issues through data analysis and issue reproduction
  • Dig into data and source code to identify and debug issues at the system level and propose robust solutions
  • Continuously look for ways to improve the safety, performance and customer satisfaction with Tesla products
  • 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

Requirements

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electrical or Systems Engineering 
    or proof of exceptional skills in related fields, with practical software engineering experience
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems involving networked microprocessors and software-controlled electrical or electromechanical devices
  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages
  • Experience with C and/or C++ for embedded systems
  • Experience developing automated test fixtures and systems
  • Experience analyzing and parsing data
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience utilizing the essential skills above
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