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Sr. DFMEA and Functional Safety Engineer, Chassis

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

As a Chassis DFMEA and Functional Safety Engineer, you will lead the development and delivery of the safety case and crucial supporting documentation for safety-relevant Chassis systems.
You will engage with software engineers, integration engineers, mechanical engineers, and system owners across the company to analyse, develop and document our systems from concept to production.


  • Feature definition, HARA, safety goal development, FTA, at vehicle- and system-level
  • Lead DFMEA, SFMEA, PFMEA activities for Chassis systems
  • Ensure all relevant work is correctly documented and traceable
  • Support the development of braking, steering, suspension control systems from initial concept to SOP with excellence and great detail
  • Work closely with various functions across the company 
  • Work with multiple complex projects in a demanding environment
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required


  • 5+ years of experience in automotive functional safety
  • Experience and good understanding of vehicle systems, especially steering, braking & EV powertrain
  • Proven experience working with DFMEA, SFMEA and/or PFMEA
  • Knowledge of automotive communication protocols
  • Proven understanding of ISO 26262 & IEC 61508
  • Ability to read and work with system diagrams, electrical schematics, etc


  • BS/BEng or MS/MEng, or equivalent experience, in relevant engineering discipline 
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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