Test Automation Engineer - Server Application and Infrastructure - Energy Software

Palo Alto, California
13 Oct 2018
25 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

Tesla Energy is looking for a test lead to implement and operate a test environment to ensure functionality and reliability of the server based application environment. The application environment provides a backend for web UI and mobile Apps, stores user information, system configuration, collects status and logs from Energy Storage systems and provides update services. The goal is to have a fully automated validation and deployment infrastructure. You will work with internal and external groups to define the test scope for the required testing. You will create and manage the test plan, test cases, test setups, run tests when required, analyze and present data, and work with development engineers on root cause analysis on failures.


o Own the automated application test environment

o Work with the development team on design for test standards and requirements

o Ensure that all tests complete in line with the release plan.

o Develop validation and release infrastructure with Connected Systems team

o Define automated test environment, test setups, test cases

o Develop and run tests when required.

o Data analysis, report writing, and presentation.

o Root cause analysis of failures.

o Collaboration with development and design engineers to remedy failures.


o Passionate about quality and software testing

o 3+ years of software test experience (preferably with server based applications)

o Experience leading test efforts

o Experience with UFT, SilkTest, eggplant and/or equivalent

o Strong engineering fundamentals and intuition, and the ability to perform root cause analysis of failures.

o Development experience in Python and other scripting tools

o MS or BS in CS or EE or related engineering discipline.


o Working understanding of how grid tied storage systems function and interact with the grid

o Experience with renewable energy products and/or electricity distribution systems

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