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Engineer- Safety Systems

Req. ID: 19882
Office Location: NA-US-CA-Fremont
# of openings: 1
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Job Type: Full time


Senior Engineer – Active and Passive Safety System Integration  

(Fremont, CA)

About Tesla

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Model S is the world’s first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.

Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels.  You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult.

The Role

This engineer will play a center role in the integration of active and passive safety features and technologies for all-electric Tesla vehicles.


  • Provide system level performance specification of active and passive safety systems, translate system performance requirements into component design requirements.
  • Analyze vehicle test results, understand safety system performance, identify gaps to performance requirements, feed the lessons learned back to design engineers of corresponding parts.
  • Integrate active and passive safety systems for enhanced vehicle safety. Lead the research in this field.
  • Interface with vehicle body design team, interior team, electronics integration team and harness team to ensure proper packaging of the safety system, with consideration for robust and efficient manufacturing processes.


  • The ideal candidate should have launched more than one program as the lead active safety engineer at an OEM or tier-one supplier level.
  • Expert knowledge about different active and passive safety technologies, strategies, and integration into the car.
  • The “can do” attitude. Ability to work out ways around obstacles, see opportunities while facing difficulties.
  • Excellent people skill to work with peers and suppliers.
  • Good project management skills. Ability to deliver results under tight timing and limited resources.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate highly technical subjects succinctly to other team members and top management.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or other technical discipline required.


Tesla Motors is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.


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