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Power System Integration Engineer

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Role

To ensure Tesla's overall mission of accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy, the Tesla Energy team is bringing our world leading battery technology to the grid.Tesla is leveraging its breakthrough firmware, electronics, test, and manufacturing capability to develop and deploy grid connected storage at residential, industrial, and utility levels.

Tesla Energy is looking for an amazing engineer who is passionate about integration of software, hardware, and mechanical design to drive the world's transition to a sustainable future. We emphasize collaboration in our work, and always encourage each other to have fun while we change the world together.


  • Perform hardware and firmware integration of next generation Tesla industrial energy storage.
  • Firmware/software development and validation in C, C++ for grid integration control.
  • Designing and implementing next generation automated test infrastructure to fully capture BESS system with grid interaction behavior.
  • Lead and own test plan definition for new products with continuous feedback for new hardware revisions.
  • Lead and own firmware validation, new features definition, firmware regression, and firmware releases.
  • Identify, escalate, and resolve issues with hardware and firmware during system bring up, utility performance, and grid contingency test.
  • Debug and fix hardware and firmware issues on complex, high power/high voltage products.
  • Key leader of FMEA as part of the product design, integration, and test process.


  • BS or higher in engineering related field or proof of exceptional skills in related fields, with practical engineering experience.
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical, electrical, and software engineering components and an understanding of how they interact in a complex product.
  • Exceptional analytical problem-solving skills, able to identify and surface issues within complex HW/SW systems.
  • Effective communicator and excellent attention to detail.
  • Understanding of hardware and software development processes.
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability.
  • Working understanding of how grid-tied storage systems function and interact with the grid.


  • AC connected power electronics control design/test background.
  • Previous systems integration experience, working closely with power system and modelling.
  • Fluent with the embedded microprocessor design process: compilers, debuggers, and Git.
  • Experience with renewable energy products and/or electricity distribution systems.
  • Experience working with high power (50kW+) and/or high voltage (1kVDC, 480VAC) products.
  • Experience with programs such as PSCAD, RSCAD, MATLAB, EMT type of modelling preferred.
  • Experience in Hardware-In the-Loop-System preferred.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Power System Integration Engineer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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