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Reliability - Automation Engineer Internship (Fall 2021)

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

Job Description:

Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August or September 2021 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December/January) or into early Spring 2022 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before submitting an application.

International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to part-time depending on their academic standing.

Internship Program at Tesla

The University Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team's success.

Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you'll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla's mission.

About the team

The Energy and Supercharging reliability engineering team is in charge of helping Tesla optimize product design and validate the most compelling and reliable for our customers. For this purpose, the team is responsible for both designing/building automated test equipment to validate current and future products and collecting data to enable the reliability physics analyses.


The Intern will work cross-functionally with the Reliability, Test and Data engineers and help support various engineering teams throughout the whole design cycle. The intern will be expected to learn fast, solve problems in a fundamental way, and communicate internally and externally to drive decision making.

This could include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Build robust and flexible software tools to automate test equipment
  • Contribute to the design and execution of product and component level reliability testing including hands on testing with real hardware
  • Contribute to the automation and standardization of our data pipelines
  • Lead process development and improvement plans


  • Currently working towards a BS/MS or advanced degree in electrical/computer engineering, mechatronics, robotics, physics, or equivalent
  • Hands-on experience debugging SW and HW issues within network of systems
  • Hands-on experience, previous internship and/or project experience is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Python
  • Experience with automation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Major interest in solving complex and time critical problems

Nice to have

  • Experience with data structures, architectures and languages such as SQL
  • Experience with basic hardware design

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Reliability - Automation Engineer Internship (Fall 2021), Other , Palo Alto, California

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