Sr. Test Engineer, Industrial and Residential Energy Systems

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 80,000.00 per year
Full Time


Finite Element Analysis
Test equipment
Data Analysis
Quality assurance
Hardware QA
Data acquisition
Failure analysis
Process improvement
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Hardware development
Reliability engineering
Automated testing
Power tools
Stress testing
Development testing
Computer hardware
Software development
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

As aSenior TestEngineer, you will play a key role in designing reliability into Tesla Energy's products.This role follows the reliability lifecycle of the product from concept to design, developmenttesting/analysis, manufacturing, and field operation to design-in, confirm, and grow exceptional reliability at every stage. You will investigate failures through physical testing of residential and industrial energy/solar products to accurately predict the system's robustness and optimize product reliability while acceleratingTesla's next gen products'time to market.

What You?ll Do

  • Spearhead execution of design verification and reliability testing of Tesla Solar products as well as system level testing in residential & industrial ecosystems
  • Determinetest solutions thatoptimizefor productreliability anddurability, DFMEA-based risk mitigations, test team resources, and programschedules
  • Design and develop custom built mechanical/electrical test setups to replicate real-life field stress conditions and develop hardware and software to automate test equipment
  • Executeproduct,subsystem,andcomponentlevel reliability/durabilitytesting
  • Conduct test data analysis, clearly communicate test results, and collaborate with design and reliability engineers to resolve issues detected in testing
  • Design and implement next generation hardware test systems and setups tofacilitatereliable design characterization and accelerated lifetesting
  • Procure and develop required test equipment, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems to enhance creative component and product level reliabilitytesting
  • Facilitate failure analysis to understand root cause and drive resolution for failures originating in testing
  • Continuouslydrive design risk burndown to ensureproduct design isreliableand durable
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with design, reliability, and manufacturing engineers to suggest design and/or process improvements and to address reliability& durabilityissues based on understanding of failure root causes
  • Train technicians and interns tooperateand troubleshoot test systems
  • Comply withsafety policies and regulations.

What You?ll Bring

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related engineering discipline
  • 3-10years of experience in hardware design, design validation, hardware testing, mechanical system reliability and durability testing.
  • Knowledge of programming in scripting languages for test automation and data analysis / post-processing
  • Experience in CAD and finite element analysis (FEA) (e.g. SolidWorks, Catia, Ansys)
  • Experiencewithhand and power tools
  • Experience specifying sensors for test instrumentation andutilizingdata acquisition systems
  • Hands-on experience with data acquisition and signal analysis using Python, Matlab, and/or Labview
  • Excellent teamwork/interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with semiconductor electronics preferred
  • Experience pro-actively owning and deliveringtest engineering projectswithin accelerated validation timelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills
  • Experience working safely with high voltageequipment
  • Proven ability to develop reliability and durability test setups including environmental, mechanical, and electrical stress testing highlypreferred

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.