Hardware Test Automation Engineer, Energy and Charging Systems


About the team  


The Energy and Supercharging reliability engineering team is in charge of helping Tesla optimize product design and validate the most compelling and reliable products for our customers. For this purpose, the team is responsible for both designing/building automated test equipment to validate current and future products and collecting data to enable the reliability physics and engineering analyses.  


The Hardware Test Automation Engineer will be responsible for building out automated product, subsystem, and component level reliability test infrastructure systems to help Tesla scale its validation testing operations. This hybrid position requires interest and curiosity in both software and hardware related disciplines as the engineer will work cross-functionally with the Reliability, Test and Data engineers and help support various engineering teams throughout the whole design cycle. 



  • Support test engineering automation activities and roadmap for all Energy and Supercharging systems 

  • Design and help implement next generation hardware test systems to facilitate reliable design characterization and accelerated life testing 

  • Build robust and flexible software tools to automate test equipment including by hands on testing with real hardware 

  • Investigate data and source code to identify and debug issues at the system level and propose robust solutions 

  • Contribute to the automation and standardization of our data logging processes  

  • Lead process development and improvement plans 

  • Train test engineers, technicians and interns to operate automated systems 



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical/computer engineering, mechatronics, robotics, physics, or equivalent  

  • Hands-on experience debugging SW and HW issues within network of systems  

  • Strong knowledge of Python or other scripting languages 

  • Experience with automation 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 

  • Major interest in solving complex and time critical problems  


Nice to have   

  • Experience with data structures, architectures and languages such as SQL 

  • Experience specifying sensors for test instrumentation and utilizing data acquisition systems.   

  • Experience with hardware design