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Sr. Algorithm Engineer, Energy Optimization

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

Job Description:


The Energy Optimization team develops and maintains the high-level control systems for Megapacks, Powerwalls, Virtual Power Plants, and microgrids. Our systems continuously forecast solar production, energy demand, and market prices, and solve for optimal control decisions in real-time. We have repeatedly demonstrated success in residential, commercial, and utility-scale settings.

You will build algorithms to maximize the value of energy storage in different applications. You will develop forecasting, optimization, control, and bidding strategies, and work and deploy them to the field. You will own production systems and be responsible for their performance. Your work will help enable optimal control of hundreds of gigawatt-hours around the globe.


  • Define applications to maximize the value of residential, commercial, microgrid, aggregated, and utility-scale storage
  • Develop and train algorithms for forecasting, optimization, and control
  • Develop production code to run locally and in the cloud
  • Debug and tune production systems
  • Develop monitoring systems to programmatically detect and diagnose issues
  • Inform product definition and business development


  • A strong predilection for good software and the processes that make it
  • Proven ability to develop and operate production systems
  • Experience with a wide range of numerical methods for forecasting, optimization, and control
  • Fluency in Linux, Git, and Python
  • A track record of developing novel products
  • A passion for sustainable energy

Bonus experience

  • Excellence in other languages (we also use C++ and Scala)
  • Big data platforms, Kubernetes, AWS
  • Experience modeling power systems, energy storage, or electricity markets

Employee Benefits

  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.

  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)

  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution

  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)

  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability

  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays

  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Sr. Algorithm Engineer, Energy Optimization, Other , Palo Alto, California

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