Rust Job: Tesla Energy Applications Engineer, Telemetry & Da

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Tesla Motors


Palo Alto, CA - United States of America

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What to Expect

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Interconnections Engineer to join our Tesla Energy Applications team. As an Applications Engineer focused on telemetry and data reporting, you will be the subject matter expert on data collection requirements and standards applicable to Transmission or Distribution interconnection of industrial battery storage systems and renewable power plants. You will be responsible for development, testing and validation of applicable features into Tesla Energy projects including utility-scale battery power plants. As a key technical member of the cross-functional Applications Engineering team within the Energy Projects group, you will be integral to Tesla's mission of accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy.

What You?ll Do

  • Provide expertise on utility and ISO/RTO transmission and distribution interconnection requirements and industry standards for telemetry or data capture (fault recording, sequence of events recording, meter data)
  • Gain in-depth product knowledge on Tesla energy storage system telemetry and data collection capabilites
  • Participate and represent Tesla in national, regional, wholesale market and utility standards committees or industry working groups and formulate clear and concise feedback to external stakeholders and policy makers
  • Collect input from a diverse group of stakeholders (customer, sales, service, firmware, hardware, etc.) and distill into user stories and define clear requirements for software and firmware development teams
  • Develop internal and external technical documentation to educate customers and adjacent teams about newly deployed functionalities and compliance
  • Support new Tesla Energy software features by writing specifications and test plans, assisting development and test efforts, managing deployment, and documenting new capabilities
  • Provide technical support both internally and externally with customers throughout the sales and deployment of Tesla products into new and complex applications

What You?ll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant engineering discipline with 3+ years' work experience; OR equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Direct Energy industry experience in projects involving interconnection of renewable power plants
  • Strong knowledge of relevant Energy industry standards such as NERC reliability guidelines for Inverter-based resources, IEEE 2800, or regional regulations such as CAISO Tariff, Business Practice Manuals, ERCOT nodal guidelines, etc.
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with existing and new standards and regulations and stay up to date on the evolution of requirements applying to Tesla Energy projects
  • Strong understanding of Energy systems including devices such as meters, inverters, SCADA controllers, and network systems
  • Experience with digital fault recorders or event capture is desired. Understanding of controls and communication protocols such as Modbus, DNP3, IEC 61850, OPC UA is a plus
  • Demonstrated application of analysis, design, and testing to solve complex engineering problems
  • Detail oriented and conscientious. Ability to understand subtleties and nuances of regulatory language
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Familiarity with programming languages like Python, C, C++, RUST, GO is a plus

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 program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    • Expected Compensation

      $96,000 - $282,000/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.