Sr. Validation Engineer, Audio

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


On Site
USD 80,000.00 per year
Full Time


Black-box testing
Data collection
Hardware development
Digital audio
Command-line interface
Version control
Issue tracking
Project management
Computer hardware
Digital signal processing
Cloud computing
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

Tesla seeks to change the world by accelerating the transition to sustainable energy, and you can be a part of that mission by ensuring that the audio experience in a Tesla vehicle is second to none.

You will have the opportunity to make substantial impact on the product with the goal of continuously improving our audio quality, working with developers to bring new audio hardware to Tesla products in a fast-paced development and manufacturing environment. This is an opportunity to apply a passion for audio perfection and gain cross functional skills in software, hardware, and manufacturing to root-cause issues, and establish efficient procedures and processes to validate audio designs.

What You?ll Do

  • Develop and execute objective and subjective evaluations of audio components and systems
  • Transducer characterization and validation of designs
  • Conduct acoustic measurements and data collection for vehicle audio applications
  • Build test setups for audio hardware, interfacing with the device under test via digital, analog, and acoustic I/O
  • Generate clear test reports from the investigations
  • Develop protocols for evaluating and validating DSP algorithms, audio software, and hardware
  • Work closely with developers to investigate, define, and iterate improvements
  • Triage and root cause audio issues, providing actionable details to developers
  • Black box testing of acoustic/audio related features of the vehicle for software/hardware development
  • Manual validation of audio functions in the car including voice capture and media playback for software and hardware milestones

What You?ll Bring

  • Experience using instruments such as Klippel and Audio Precision or SoundCheck
  • Experience with acoustic measurement instruments, processes, tradeoffs and relevant pitfalls
  • Hands-on experience with acoustic measurements, microphone types, and acoustic metrics
  • Ability to hear analog and digital audio artifacts, identify and localize physical acoustic defects
  • Licensed to drive passenger vehicles in the US
  • Fluency in python programming, and MATLAB scripting
  • Experience with HEAD Acoustics ACQUA and setting up HATS measurements
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn Linux/UNIX command line utilities, bash scripting
  • Knowledge of ITU-T and ETSI specifications for voice communications: e.g. P.800, P.835, G.160, and knowledge of FMVSS-141, ECE-138, ECE-28
  • Experience with Git and cloud-based version control systems
  • Experience with Jira, XRAY or similar issue tracking / project management tools

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

      $80,000 - $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.