Internship, Software Engineer, Energy Engineering (Fall 2024)
Palo Alto, CA 
Posted 11 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Internship, Software Engineer, Energy Engineering (Fall 2024)
Job CategoryEngineering & Information Technology
LocationPALO ALTO, California
Req. ID217823
Job TypeIntern/Apprentice

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What to Expect

Consider before submitting an application:

This position is expected to start around August 2024 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December 2024) or into Spring 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time and on-site, for most internships.

International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school on your ability to work 40 hours per week before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to part-time depending on their academic standing.

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize and develop emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow technically, professionally, and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows the intern to experience life at Tesla by including them in projects that are critical to their team's success.

Multiple Locations Possible: Palo Alto, CA; Fremont, CA

What You'll Do
Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams:

Automation Engineering Internship:

  • Tesla Energy is looking for an intern who is passionate about integration of software, hardware, and mechanical design to drive the world's transition to a sustainable future. The ideal candidate is fluent with Python, embedded microprocessor design process: compliers, debuggers, and Git. They have experience working with database with common tools (SQL, InflexDB, Grafana) and they have experience working with high power (50kW+) and/or high voltage (1kDVC, 480VAC products.

AC Charging Internship:

  • AC Charging at Tesla is working on making our chargers much smarter. We will develop products which cover Tesla and non-Tesla charging more seamlessly, offer infrastructure supporting paid charing, allow "Plug and Charge" will scale from installations of single units to commerical sites with thousands of units. The ideal candidate has experience with nternet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, TLS, HTTP, WebSockets), RTOS or Linux-based IoT environments (e.g., FreeRTOS, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Android), Embedded protocols (e.g., CAN, RS-485/UART, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, BLE), and/or application and systems languages (e.g., C, C++, Rust, etc.).

Embedded Software Engineering Internship:

  • The Advanced Technologies and Projects team is looking for an intern to help drive innovation across software/firmware disciplines. Deliver high quality software/firmware for mass scale energy systems with embedded controleers/Linus platforms. The ideal candidate has knowledge of C, C++, or Python languages, good understanding of Embedded Systems and OS concepts (Linux/ ROTS), and/or high level understanding of networking concepts (Ethernet, TCP/IP, etc.).
Megapack Applications Engineering Internship:
  • The Tesla Energy Projects team is responsible for the successful deployment and management of Tesla's cuttingedge Energy Systems; Powerwall, Powerpack, Megapack, Solar, Solar Roof, Supercharger. The ideal candidate has high proficiency in at least 1 programming language (Ideally Python or Golang) and/or the ability to troubleshoot connectivity issues in TCP/IP network.
Power Systems Testing Internship:
  • As an intern in this position, you will have an opportunity to work with a real time controller hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) supporting project specific testing and power system model validation/benchmarking. The ideal candidate is familiar with major programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Rust, or Java, and strong scripting skills.
Mobile Application Software Internship:
  • The Tesla Energy Mobile App team builds the core app experience for Solar, Powerwall and Charge Stats, with the goal of making sustainable energy friendly, understandable, and powerful. We build our app using React Native with TypeScript. The ideal candidate is fluent in a mobile app or reactive web framework required, with preference for React Native and TypeScript.
Charging Distributed Systems Software Engineering Internship:
  • Tesla is looking for software engineering interns to build the cloud services that power these products, driving the worldwide transition to sustainable energy. These platforms provide real-time monitoring, optimization, and control of distributed, renewalbe-energy assets, inclduing generation, storage, grid services, and electric vehicle charging. The ideal candidate is fluent in full stack web languages and tools. JavaScript/TypeScript, Node.js, and React preferred and GraphQL is a plus. They are also capable of delivering top quality C/ C++ code for embedded systems.

Software Engineering Internship:

  • Tesla Energy is looking for a Software Engineer Intern to help contribute to next generation designs and supporting validation infrastructure. This role entails contributing to validation software and product firmware, all the way from implementation through validation and fleet deployment. The ideal candidate is fluent in full stack web languages and tools. JavaScript/TypeScript, Node.js, and React preferred and GraphQL is a plus. They are also capable of delivering top quality C/ C++ code for embedded systems.
Software Integration Engineering Internship:
  • As a member of the Firmware Integration team, you will be responsible for delivering high quality firmware and hardware to the manufacturing line. You will architect the software solutions for manufacturing quality Energy prodcuts (e.g. Powerwall, Megapack) in our factories. Rethink manufacturing processes and test equipment dependency with our in-house product and design teams. The ideal candidate must be comfortable with hands-on lab work (including the use of scopes/logic analyzers, power supplies, electronic loads, CAN tools, soldering irons as needed to support integration). They are capable of delivering high quality C, Python or Golang software solutions. They also have have experience with JSON, Protobuf, REST, HTTP/S, Ethernet, CAN and experience working with high power (50kW+) and/or high voltage (1kVDC, 480VAC) products.
Software Tools and Infrastructure Internship:
  • In this role, you will be responsible for delivering robust, modular, and easy to use software tools that enable rapid firmware development and deployment of test systems. You will work directly with development teams across the organization to ensure that our new products are best in class. The ideal candidate is fluent in at least one language (C or Python preferred, others acceptable), has GUI development experience (either web-based or standalone or e.g. Dash or pyqt), has experience with web technologies and web frameworks (React/Node/Dash/PHP/CSS, etc.), and/or has experience with databases (e.g. one of MySQL/Postgres/NoSQL).
What You'll Bring
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
Compensation and Benefits

As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:

  • 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 an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment 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
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    Expected Compensation

    $20.00 - $60.00 + 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.

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