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Driveline Engineer

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Tesla Motors

Palo Alto, CA

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Driveline Engineer

Tesla is seeking a highly-motivated, experienced engineer to lead the design and development of world class driveline technologies. This person will be tasked with helping Tesla reach and stay at the forefront of technology for wheel bearings, wheel hubs and axles.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Tesla is developing multiple vehicle platforms which require different wheel bearing and driveline architectures. As with every other system on the vehicle, we expect to separate ourselves from the rest of the automotive industry in terms of technical capabilities and development. The Driveline Engineer will:

Ensure that each platform has class-leading durability, efficiency, cost and mass.

Build partnerships with our suppliers and push the boundaries of what they are able to achieve

Create tools for improving the way Tesla simulates and tests the reliability and performance of the Driveline system

The ideal candidate takes pride in their willingness to explore uncharted territory. This must be done with a strong analytical ability, a dedication to approaching problems from a first principals perspective, strong organizational skills and great attention to detail. She/he must appreciate an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility.

Skills and Experience:

Experience designing driveline components such as wheel bearings, hubs and/or CV joints

Proficiency with both Finite Element Analysis tools and other simulation tools like Matlab or Simulink

Proficiency with CAD (AutoCAD, CATIA, SolidWorks, CATIA, NX) is a plus

Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines

Exemplary verbal and written communication skills

Well organized with meticulous attention to detail

Experience with communication tools like Microsoft Powerpoint


BS in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering

3-5 years working in developing bearing and/or axle technology

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