Firmware Validation Engineer, Diagnostic Software

Tesla - Palo Alto, CA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
The Diagnostic Software Systems team plays a mission critical role here at Tesla, working at the intersection of Engineering, Manufacturing and Service. Our mission is to develop a scalable software platform that efficiently diagnoses, fixes and prevents issues in Tesla products.

We are looking for a talented Firmware Validation Engineer to design and develop the test pipeline used to validate and qualify our embedded software. Testing will include unit testing, functional testing, stress testing, and performance tests for software running on the car that interfaces with various other systems.


Identify effective test strategies for a given feature and craft test plans accordingly.
Develop scenarios, test cases, and write code to test the software using hardware and software in the loop testing environments.
Develop and maintain automated testing and reporting infrastructure.
Perform functional, stress, and performance tests on multiple levels within the system.
Develop and maintain a full test automation architecture.
Train engineers in best practices for QA automation.
Work with the QA leads across other teams to utilize company-wide adopted practices and systems.
Work closely with engineers to gather requirements for testing and help setup and plan test scenarios


BS, MS or PhD in CS/CE/EE/Information Systems, or the equivalent in experience with evidence of exceptional ability.
3+ years Software QA Experience.
Experience with FW or embedded SW & systems
Expert at Linux/Unix systems.
Strong knowledge of Python preferred.
Experience in defining manual and/or automated white/black box test cases.
Experience shipping customer facing software and hardware (manufacturing is a plus).
Work in the automotive industry, is a plus (experience with Automotive buses like CAN).
Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program