Electrical Harness Engineer, New Programs Engineering

    • Tesla Motors
  • Fremont, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
USD 84,000.00 per year
Full Time


Digital signal processing
3D computer graphics
Design engineering
Software documentation
Electrical engineering
Circuit analysis
Systems engineering
Mechanical engineering
Organizational skills
Access control
Product lifecycle management
Software development
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

The New Programs Engineering team works at the front end of the design and development cycle by studying, simulating, building, and validating Tesla's future vehicle concepts. New Programs Engineers interact with cross-functional partners from the Design, Vehicle Engineering, and Powertrain Engineering teams and others to develop 3D designs, mules, prototypes, and demonstrators used for informing downstream engineering efforts. This is a multidisciplinary design engineering position with a focus on the design, modification, and bring-up of vehicle harnesses.

The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must be able to balance tight deadlines with demanding engineering requirements. Additionally, they must establish and maintain a professional working relationship with external and internal teams.

What You?ll Do

  • Rapidly gather requirements, design and modify detailed harness schematics to integrate a variety of electromechanical components and control units
  • Harness component selection and validation for prototype applications
  • Document build/rework instructions for complex vehicle wire harnesses
  • Troubleshoot and quality check harnesses in the fabrication, assembly and bring up stages of mule builds
  • Support the bring up and debug process of prototype vehicles
  • Innovate, develop, and improve processes continuously

What You?ll Bring

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Hands-on experience designing and building electro-mechanical systems, harnesses, or vehicles
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in handling multiple priorities, organizing workloads, and meeting tight delivery timelines
  • Solid electrical engineering fundamentals: DC/AC circuit analysis, signals & systems, analog + digital signal processing, communication protocols (CAN, LIN, Ethernet), LV/HV systems etc.
  • Understand vehicle-level systems engineering including communications, functionality trade-offs, grounding and EMC strategies
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD and PLM software (CATIA preferred)
  • Familiarity with, and working knowledge of, mechanical systems: thermal, heat dissipation, vibration, strength, durability, corrosion-prevention, materials, etc.
  • Additional complementary skills - programming, mechanical design, fabrication, etc.
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles, ambiguity and unexpected changes in direction

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    • Expected Compensation

      $84,000 - $300,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits
      Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.