US electric car maker T e s l a is looking for employees for its Energy Trading division to support its battery and renewable energy projects, according to the company’s website and an employee post on the recruitment site Linkedin.com.
The company has expanded operations to include solar electricity generation for homes and large battery storage facilities, and most recently applied to begin marketing electricity in Texas.
This week, Julian Lamy, who describes himself as a senior software optimization engineer at T e s l a, wrote in a LinkedIn post that “I am creating a new team at Tesla focused on energy trading and market operations.” Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company plans to use a self-designed automated trading platform, called AutoBider, to “offer batteries in several wholesale energy markets”, according to a job description on Tesla’s website.
T e s l a Corporation is seeking to hire a Senior Energy Analyst who will be based in Palo Alto, California, Lamy wrote in his LinkedIn post.
Last month, T e s l a Energy Ventures applied to the Texas Public Utilities Commission to become a retail electricity provider.