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Software – Data and Applications Engineering Internship (Fall 2020) at Tesla

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Employer: Tesla

Expires: 08/01/2020

Internship Program at TeslaThe University Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team’s success. Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you’ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla’s mission.LocationsFremont, CAPalo Alto, CAAbout the TeamThe Tesla Energy team multi-faceted team where flexibility to apply your skills to a variety of projects is a must. This role in particular requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Members of our team display a rock-solid work ethic, team oriented personality, creativity, passion, and a desire to lead the adoption of sustainable energy at scale.DepartmentsData Analytics:Will be tasked to improve and support software tools developed by our Internal Tools Team. Our software tools communicate with Tesla’s physical assets – inverters, meters and gateways that monitor performance of our distributed photovoltaic and storage systems. An O&M analyst will assist with software development, form requirements gathering and architecture, through coding, testing and deployment.Powerwall Applications Engineering:Will be a key technical member of the cross functions products and applications engineering team that continually strives to create the best residential energy storage product on the market. You will work at the intersection between the engineering design team and the global Powerwall sales, deployment, and service teams. Your scope of work will include electrical and mechanical features which will challenge you to come up with creative solutions to improve customer experience through product design and installation.What to ExpectData Analytics :Develop, enhance and critique data processing techniques used by Tesla to evaluate performance and find malfunctionsParse, control and manage communication with hardware used to monitor Tesla’s distributed photovoltaic and storage systemsEvaluate energy generation performance of photovoltaic systems and componentsCollect, consolidate and securely store data streamed real-time from millions of renewable-energy assetsCollaborate on design projects and code reviews with colleaguesPerform comparative analyses between equipment manufacturersMine raw data to identify trends in equipment reliability, installation quality, degradation, etc.Create reports and presentations for upper management, finance partners and othersWrite scripts, macros and programs to automate routine analyses and actionsPowerwall Applications Engineering:Act as the technical point of contact both internally and externally with customers to describe and articulate how Tesla’s technology can/would be deployed in various applications.Evaluate applications for solar and energy storage systems (electrical, mechanical, and compliance).Develop process documentation to support product evaluation and deployments.Test product install-ability, new features, and third party product integrations.Manage integration and product pilots in person and/or remotelyResearch, define, and disseminate requirements from the market, while coordinating with business team members.Collect feedback from install, quality, service, and sales team members around the globe.RequirementsExact requirements will depend on which team you will be supporting.Currently pursuing a BS/MS degree in Computer Science and other related Engineering fieldsAdvanced Skills with Microsoft Excel and/or professional statistical analytics softwareStrong knowledge of engineering fundamentalsAdvanced SQL skills and comprehension of complex relational database schemasUnderstanding of AC and DC power systems, electrical, and mechanical diagramsPowerwall Applications Engineering:Working knowledge of AutoCAD and understanding of construction drawingsHands-on experience with wiring, construction, or assembliesSolar, Electrician, and or construction experienceExperience managing software/firmware deployments and testing through data analysisKnowledge of battery pack architecture and inverter technologyFamiliarity with residential electrical installationsKnowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC), IEC, or general electrical code guidelines for solar PV and energy storage systemsData Analytics:Exposure to the following programming languages – Python/R, Java/JavaScript, C/C++/C#Exposure to web technologies Django/Flask/HTML, Ajax, RubyPreferred: Knowledge of energy generation systems and/or solar energy modeling