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3 Jan 2017

Stationary Storage Firmware Engineer – Tesla Motors – Palo Alto, CA

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Stationary Storage Firmware Engineer – Palo Alto, CA

About Tesla
Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered over 15,000 electric vehicles to customers in 31 countries. Model S is the world’s first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.
Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we’re trying to do too difficult.
About Stationary Storage
The Stationary Storage team at Tesla Motors is bringing battery technology to the grid to facilitate a renewable energy ecosystem and increase grid reliability in places where it is lacking.  Tesla is leveraging its breakthrough powertrain technology and manufacturing scale to develop and deploy grid connected storage at residential, industrial, and utility scales.
The Stationary Storage team is small, committed, and fast moving. As a member of our team, you will help to shape the direction of our products.  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. The Stationary Storage team has several open firmware positions within high voltage power electronics, power grid technology, battery management systems, and platform level firmware development.
The Role
Tesla’s Stationary Storage group is looking for a strong developer to design and develop firmware for a new family of stationary storage systems.  These systems are in the very early stage of development, so you will need to be able to contribute to cross-functional system architecture, software system design, and rapid prototyping before developing a production solution.
  • Design and develop real-time embedded firmware that implements control of high voltage systems.
  • Specify, design, and implement functionality and behaviors of embedded subsystems.
  • Contribute to overall system architecture.
  • Design software system interfaces.
  • Evaluate control strategies and algorithms.
  • Collaborate with validation teams to develop test strategies and test plans.
  • Capable of delivering high-quality C code in a realtime embedded environment.
  • Experience developing embedded firmware for safety-critical applications in production environments
  • State of the art understanding of digital control systems, microcontroller peripherals, communication interfaces, and RTOS
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Prior experience complying to software standards such as UL 1998, MISRA
  • MS/BS degree in EE/CS or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional firmware/software development experience.
  • Previous experience developing embedded applications for grid-tie inverters for wind or solar, battery-backup UPS systems, or other high voltage power electronics.
  • Experience with CANbus systems and associated tools.
  • Knowledge of / previous development to work grid inter-tie standards such as IEEE 1547 and UL 1741


How to Apply

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  • Posted by: brian
  • Company: Tesla Motors
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
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  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Salary: Competitive
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