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Sr. Engineer, Vehicle Dynamics

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.

We are looking for a Vehicle Dynamics Engineer to help develop a state-of-the-art electric vehicle with a passionate team. Our ideal candidate has a deep understanding of vehicle dynamics fundamentals as well as background in testing and validation. 

The Role

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams—including dynamics, NVH, and powertrain—to align attributes and deliver world-class products 
  • Develop and iterate vehicle hardware calibrations using subjective and data-driven processes
  • Install robust data acquisition systems on prototype vehicles; create, perform, analyze, and document test results
  • Assist preparation, component upgrades, and maintenance of vehicle dynamics prototype fleet
  • Travel domestically and internationally to proving grounds, winter test facilities, and marketing events
  • Troubleshoot and document mechanical, electrical, and software problems in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience working in Automotive.
  • Proven experience in development and/or performance driving
  • In-depth knowledge of vehicle dynamics theory and contributions from individual components—springs, bars, dampers, tires, bushings, brakes, etc.—to full-vehicle performance
  • System-level knowledge of powertrain, NVH, aerodynamics, and controls

Preferred

  • Formula/Baja SAE or motorsport background
  • Driver training certification from OEM or supplier 
  • Experience in dynamics modeling and controls 
  • Working knowledge of CAN communication and software calibration
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven approach
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a highly-dynamic environment

Education

  • BS or MS in Engineering
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. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Oakland , Sr. Engineer, Vehicle Dynamics, Other , Oakland, California

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