Sr. Data Scientist

  • Tesla
  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Apr 07, 2022
Full-time Computer Science Data Analysis Data Collection Data Science Data Visualization Machine Learning Python SQL

Job Description

Tesla is making advanced electric vehicles, batteries, and drive systems while changing the future of the transportation and energy storage industries. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We are building a technically strong, motivated and fast-moving engineering team which prides itself on superior execution.

The Tesla Test Engineering Laboratory is responsible for verifying the thermal, electrical, and mechanical reliability of components and systems throughout Tesla products. We are seeking a data scientist who will be responsible for architecting a solution to process and visualize reliability data through the entire product development cycle. Primary focus will be on powertrain systems which includes electric motors and inverters.


  • Understand the set-up and execution of thermal, electric-mechanical tests and its data pipeline
  • Coordinating the data visualization needs of multiple internal teams and programs
  • Collecting and interpreting data from a variety of data acquisition systems (tdms, csv, MDF)
  • Automating post-processing of data to determine pass and fail criteria
  • Develop intelligence in software to alert engineering team of product failures
  • Compare batches of devices under test (DUT) from one product release to another

Ideal candidates will display aptitude in the following areas, and an overarching passion for understanding and improving complex systems:

  • Basic understanding of powertrain systems
  • Experienced Python developer utilizing key data science tools: Anaconda, machine learning, NumPy, Pandas
  • Experienced with database systems supporting data science and SQL
  • Exposure to instrumentation and data acquisition basics

Ideal experience includes the following:

  • BS Computer Science or Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
  • Have demonstrated in designing and deploying a turnkey data pipeline in product development
  • 2-5 years of Python programming required
  • 1-3 years of industry experience related to product development

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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