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Electrical Engineer, Wireless - Tesla Energy Products

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Role

The Residential Hardware Design team is responsible for developing and maintaining home energy storage and vehicle charging solutions to use clean energy to make sure homes are always powered and vehicles are always ready to drive regardless of what is happening in the outside world. This skilled and motivated individual will keep pushing this evolving industry forward by designing wireless communication systems primarily but also circuits to ensure user safety, energy metering, thermal controls, relay controls for grid connection, and much more.


  • Design and develop digital electronics, analog electronics, and small power supplies for wireless systems in energy products.

  • Collaborative work with mechanical, firmware, EMC, RF, design validation, thermal design, compliance, reliability, and manufacturing test engineers.

  • Start to finish ownership of circuit board electronics - from specification through design, prototype, validation, manufacturing and sustaining.

Required Skills

  • BS or higher degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE preferred).

  • 3-5 years relevant work experience.

  • Experience implementing wireless communication systems (cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, power line communications, etc.).

  • Experience in selection and use of DSPs, microcontrollers, memory, and programmable logic devices.

  • Experience designing digital communication busses (CAN, Ethernet, RS-485, USB, SPI, I2C, MII, etc.).

  • Experience in selection and use of analog sensors and signal conditioning circuits.

  • Experience designing board level power supplies (buck, boost, flyback, etc.).

  • Experience in supervision of PCB layout, plane definition, and EMC optimization.

  • Proficiency with basic EE tools (scopes, network analyzers, etc.).

  • Medium to high volume DFT and DFM.

Preferred Skills

  • 5+ years relevant work experience.

  • Experience with design, selection and validation of antennas for common wireless protocols.

  • Embedded programming of DSPs, microcontrollers, and programmable logic devices.

  • Experience working on high voltage, high power systems.

  • Experience bringing products to market which require international safety certifications.

  • Previous work in the solar, energy storage, electric vehicle, or electric vehicle charging industry.

  • Basic understanding of mechanical design fundamentals.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Electrical Engineer, Wireless - Tesla Energy Products, Other , Palo Alto, California

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