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 Sr. Software Engineer, Energy Validation Infrastructure

Software Engineer job


Job Category: Engineering & Information Technology

Location: Palo Alto, California

Req. ID: 208655

Job Type: Full-time


What to Expect

Tesla is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Energy Validation Infrastructure team with a focus on continuous integration and software infrastructure/tooling. 

This candidate will own the test automation pipeline that enables firmware and software validation on real product hardware, starting with a code change and ending with test execution and reporting. 

The team is responsible for building robust, scalable tools that let us develop and validate all new products at scale. Serving all of Tesla Energy, we work directly with development, testing, and reliability teams on all new components and products. Our tools are also used by vehicle and autopilot teams, whom we collaborate with closely. 

This is a high impact role, as these groups rely on us to produce tools and infrastructure that are critical in our mission to produce best-in-class products that accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.

What You’ll Do

> Test station management: image definition/deployment, metrics collecting/reporting/visualization, reservation system to enable both manual and automated testing

> Intelligent test scheduling: schedule tests based on automated triggers (either nightly, by firmware builds, or manually via a custom web UI) and deploy them efficiently according to resource availability.

> Health of infrastructure and test systems: databases and dashboards for metrics collection and interactive reporting/visualization, automated alerting and resolution

> Deployable test environments: test dependency packaging and deployment

> Build robust tools to interface with hardware, execute tests, and evaluate results

> Continuously improve our products: work with teams within our org to understand their needs and develop high-value solutions that accelerate our test velocity and, most importantly, product quality

What You’ll Bring

> Attention to detail, demonstrated ownership of critical infrastructure, self-starter

> Ability to develop both front-end and back-end tooling, including customer facing UI and low-level hardware interfaces

> Experience with required tools: git, Docker, Jenkins, postgres/influx DB, dashboarding/visualization tools (or equivalent where applicable)

> Highly proficient in Python

> Work effectively with various consumers/teams, effective communicator

> BS degree in Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electrical/Software Engineering or equivalent, with practical software engineering experience or proof of exceptional skills in related fields.

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 programCommuter benefits

> Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$104,000 - $348,000/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.

About the Company 

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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