Technical Program Manager, Hardware Development Test and Analysis


March 26, 2021

Palo Alto, CA, US

The Role
We are a diverse, enthusiastic and growing team of multi-disciplined engineers that further Tesla's mission of accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy by demonstrating the functionality, performance and durability of new hardware designs. We get the opportunity to work on a variety of different development programs, and often step outside of our normal role to support the fast paced, innovative environment. We are looking for a Technical Program Manager who is willing to undertake ludicrous and amazing challenges of managing test programs by connecting all stakeholders, managing priorities and expectations, feeding back test results and concerns in order to create uncompromised and reliable vehicle products.


  • Own the scope, schedule, implementation and tracking of test projects and results from start to finish.
  • Set goals, track deliverables, manage expectations, identify risk and drive mitigations across all stages of the project.
  • Work with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Service Engineering, Supply Chain and the engineering leadership team to gather new requirements, scope and timelines and escalate issues to ensure prompt resolution
  • Aide in driving conversations and issues to closure, defining next steps, and ensuring follow-ups are owned
  • Influence without reporting structure and operate without guidance
  • Resolve conflict productively across teams
  • Maximize productivity in a constantly changing environment of shifting priorities


  • 4-5 years of experience in an engineering environment with responsibility for implementing or managing change
  • Demonstrated experience in technical program management with many cross functional teams
  • Deep technical knowledge of engineering fundamentals, in mechanical, electrical and software engineering
  • Problem solver with a talent for approaching complex challenges with a positive outlook
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills

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Employee Benefits
  • As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts