Product Engineer, Fleet Performance, Industrial Storage

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 15 hours ago


On Site
USD 80,000.00 per year
Full Time


Cross-functional team
Performance testing
Data storage
Business development
Customer facing
Test plans
Product optimization
Optical fiber
Operating systems
Attention to detail
System integration testing
Software deployment
Computer hardware
Programmable logic controller
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Job Details

What to Expect

A key technical member of a cross functional team that focuses on deploying stationary storage opportunities with cutting edge technologies. You will run project performance testing on Battery Energy Storage Systems before facilities commencing Commercial Operation. The Tesla Energy team is committed, and fast moving. We are a group of applications engineers, power systems engineers, and project engineers that sit at the center of business development, Tesla technology, and the deployment of stationary storage projects on the grid. As a member of our team, you will help to shape the success of our projects in various applications worldwide. You must have a genuine passion for engineering products that will fundamentally change the world's energy infrastructure and must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

What You?ll Do

  • Execution full-power grid-connected performance tests on Battery Energy Storage Systems, which will require planning and collaboration with external stakeholders (customer and utilities), and internal stakeholders (project engineers, project managers, commissioning engineers and management
  • Develop and coordinate performance test plans with owners, utilities, and ISOs (CAISO/ERCOT etc.), assist with power dispatch, test energy schedules and customer facing question
  • Ensure test plans fulfill project specific contractual obligations.
  • Represent Tesla in high pressure situations with a calm demeanor, understanding customer concerns, providing technical information, and resolving conflicts with utilities, system operators and technical stakeholders
  • Generate professional testing reports for internal stakeholders and external customers upon completion of tests
  • Triage, investigate and support correcting all hardware/software/firmware issues that are discovered during performance test
  • Effectively summarize and broadly communicate any issues to relevant stakeholders for future product improvement
  • Continuously identify the task(s) that are most time consuming in your role and find ways to automate/streamline them - develop scrappy tools via python, bash and SQL
  • Familiarity with industrial communication protocols (DNP3, IEC61850 and Modbus) and Industrial PLC equipment such as SEL RTAC's, HMIs, Historians, Fault recorders, relays, meters
  • Communication networks and equipment such as Network Switches, cat5/fiber optic cables, familiarity with TCP/IP and DNS

What You?ll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline, or equivalent
  • Strong desire to advance the future electrical grid
  • Must be comfortable working under pressure and controlling 100MW+ energy storage facilities during testing and possess strong communication skills
  • Experience in commissioning, performance testing, maintenance, design of power generation facilities or other electrical/SCADA/controls discipline are preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with SCADA protocols (i.e. DNP3 and Modbus)
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems, SEL PLCs, Relays and meters, SCADA gateways, managed Ethernet switches, media converters (fiber and serial) and digital Input/output devices
  • Familiarity with industrial communication networks (fiber optics, network switches, TCP/IP, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to execute projects and tasks in parallel, self-directed, highly detail-oriented, organized, and flexible
  • Ability to travel up to 20-40% of time, occasionally on short notice, periodic on-call 24/7 support of external customers

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.