Test Engineer - Low Voltage Hardware
Palo Alto, CA 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

The Role:

We seek a highly motivated hands-on engineer for a position in the Low Voltage Test Engineering group, a team focused on creating robust, data-centric production testing equipment for Tesla's low voltage components. This team concentrates on mechanical, electrical, software, and controls of reliable and cost-efficient capital equipment for our production lines around the world. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the "machine that builds the machine", right here in the Bay Area.


* Analyze and provide feedback on new designs for testability

* Create fixture / tester specifications in collaboration with design engineers

* Update, maintain, document, and debug Python programs and interfaces with an emphasis on code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable

* Management of suppliers during specification, design, and build of manufacturing equipment

* Validate new test equipment and coordinate bring-up on the production line

* Provide remote and occasional on-site support for test equipment deployment and updates

* Create troubleshooting and maintenance documents for testers

The ideal candidate takes pride in hands-on work, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail. They appreciate an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed, rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. They look forward to learning an incredible amount on the job and is excited to collaborate with multiple engineering teams.


* BS/MS Engineering Degree

* 3+ years of experience as a hands-on manufacturing test software development engineer

* Experience with writing, debugging, & deploying Python

* Experience commissioning test equipment, and root causing tester vs product issues

* Experience working with and debugging common communication & debug protocols (JTAG, SWD, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN, I2C, Ethernet, etc.)

* Familiarity with using / automating firmware tools from any of these vendors: TI (Uniflash), PE Micro, Dediprog, Elprotronic

* Experience with software version-control using one of the following tools: SVN, Perforce, Git

* Exposure to data analytics and databases querying on the following: MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite

* Knowledge of standard production quality metrics is a plus

* Experience with linux & shell scripting / automation is a plus

* Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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