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Electrical Engineer - Thermal Systems

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


  • Lead electrical design and integration of high voltage compressor familiar for various vehicle platforms.
  • Support and consult on Lead electrical design and integration of all vehicle level thermal components including pumps, fans, high voltage heater, high voltage compressor, actuators and sensors.
  • Designs should be optimized for performance, efficiency, reliability, cost, and time to market.
  • Work cross-functionally with 12V Controller team, Harness team, Firmware team, and Battery / Drive System teams, to integrate thermal components into the vehicle from concept to production.
  • Support vehicle testing activities, production concerns and new model launch as required by work flow priority.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering; or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Experience solving new and open ended design problems.
  • Familiarity with controls, data acquisition programs, and software for EE development.
  • Proven electronic design of analog, digital, and/or embedded systems.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language used in system automation and test. ex: python, Perl, php, etc.
  • The ideal candidate will have designed EE systems from concept to development to production and test.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with common Automotive Microcontroller Architectures including ARM and PowerPC.
  • Experience modelling High Voltage electronics electrical and thermal performance.
  • Experience with Electronics DFM/DFT, design for EMC/EMI
  • Experience working with and validating advanced control systems across broad operating conditions.
  • Knowledge of automotive thermal and HVAC systems including compressors, HVAC assembly, heat exchangers, fluid transfer components, etc.
  • Experience with PCB board layout and controller integration.
  • Experience with first-principles understanding of motor controls including brushed, brushless, & stepper designs.
  • Experience with CAN/LIN protocol.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Electrical Engineer - Thermal Systems, Other , Palo Alto, California

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