Inverter Performance Modeling Engineer

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

Overview

On Site
USD 84,000.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Performance appraisal
Systems engineering
Electrical engineering
Data Analysis
Firmware development
Mechanical engineering
Modeling
Expect
Semiconductors
Design
Optimization
Management
Data
Collaboration
Firmware
SAFE
Science
Physics
Energy
Storage
Transformation
Dynamics
MATLAB
Simulink
FEA
Simulation
Embedded systems
PPO
Payroll
Health care
FSA
Finance
Insurance
Apache Flex
Legal

Job Details

What to Expect

The drive inverter modeling team develops a parametric inverter model that incorporates inverter losses including semiconductor and other key components in the Inverter, develop new inverter concept, and supports vehicle architecture design, performance evaluation.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for the development, utilization, and validation of inverter models in a generalized capacity. You will develop, maintain and use the model to run trade-off studies, facilitate multi-objective optimization, and communicate performance expectations and requirements. Your work will be highly cross functional with other system engineering teams.

What You?ll Do

  • Develop an inverter modeling framework that will manage key project deliverables, automate reports, manage large datasets, and provide insight into next generation designs
  • Work with experimental data to develop thermal system and power semiconductor models
  • Take part in system level studies to optimize inverter performance for application specific operation
  • Collaborate with thermal system designers, inverter firmware developers, and reliability engineers to ensure safe, reliable, operation.
  • Use Tesla's world class drive unit dynamometers to test inverter operation and validate loss models across torque and speed
  • Effectively communicate modeling results to drive architecture, cost, and performance initiatives


What You?ll Bring

  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, two years industry experience in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Excellent first-principle physics understanding of electrical and mechanical systems, power delivery, energy storage and transformation, and basic thermo-dynamics
  • Hybrid or electric powertrain component model development and data analysis in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with large datasets and complicated models
  • Experience with semiconductor devices
  • Experience with high voltage design
  • Experience with FEA simulation
  • Knowledge of basic control theory and experience with embedded firmware development
  • Working knowledge of electric machines, field oriented control, thermal design, and/or mechanical design


Compensation and Benefits

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.