Test Automation Software Developer

Tesla - Palo Alto, CA3.6

Tesla is seeking a highly motivated software developer for a position in the R&D Test Systems Engineering (Core Technology), a team focused on creating robust, beautiful, data-centric automated machines.
The successful candidate will primarily help leading development of a fully automated test platform in dynamometer lab and improve test automation throughout the company.

  • Develop and maintain LabVIEW & Python tools for data acquisition, communications, test execution, and automated post-processing.
  • Build web tools and dashboards to do test queue and asset management for a fleet of high-power test stations.
  • Architect, write, and debug LabVIEW with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.
  • Drive strategy for integrating data acquisition platforms; managing multiplexed hardware stations; and generalizing test definitions across varying hardware.
  • Coordinate with board-level test, software-level test, manufacturing, and development teams to integrate CI pipeline, web tools and Python packages.
  • Run tests on actual hardware when necessary and troubleshoot test failures across software, firmware, and system hardware.
  • BS in computer science or related.
  • 3-5 years professional development experience in LabVIEW/Python; demonstrated OOP design ability.
  • CLD/CLA Certified.
  • Expert level in Python; experience with Python performance optimization and C extensions.
  • The ability to leverage multiple software design languages including LabVIEW, VeriStand, C/C++.
  • Experience with CAN/LIN/UDS protocols, CAN DBC files.
  • Experience with front-end development in Javascript and/or Python (Django, Flask).
  • In-depth understanding of software architecture and best practices.
  • Experience using / building / administering CI systems, especially Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins.
  • Proficiency with network communications and network analysis (e.g. Wireshark).
  • Understanding of electrical engineering principles; ability to read & understand schematics, use lab instruments (e.g. oscilloscopes), and build basic electrical systems.
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