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Vehicle Test Engineer

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 currently seeking a Vehicle Systems Test Engineer. This position requires a talented engineer with passion for and experience with electric vehicles in a practical, multidisciplinary environment. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Plan and execute vehicle level dynamic test activities per test plans developed in collaboration with key internal stakeholders and external resources
  • Collaborate with simulation and functional teams to validate performance of components, of subsystems, as well as of the complete vehicle
  • Be responsible to instrument vehicles with the necessary sensors to collect data for efficiency and performance while receiving assistance from the software and hardware teams
  • Be responsible for retrieving, storing and sharing of logged data from tests with different teams
  • Schedule test tracks and dynamometer facilities and prioritize use of resources to meet tight, changing deadlines
  • Work with the homologation team to understand the requirements of the tests used in official test procedures
  • Run vehicle test procedures using dynamometer and collect and share data for analysis
  • Participate in design reviews, provide input and engineering analysis to development teams
  • Conduct benchmarking with competitive vehicles
  • Work efficiently within a multidisciplinary cooperative and innovative environment, including directly cooperating with hardware, software, and testing teams


  • A proven track record of technical excellence in vehicle testing.
  • Experience in battery powered electric vehicles and powertrains.
  • A capability to define appropriate targets using a range of strategies.
  • Experience in debugging and resolving hardware and software issues.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle communication network systems (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc.)
  • Understanding of measurement equipment maintenance and calibration, upgrades and improvements (mechanical, electrical or software-based) required to optimize efficiency and performance.
  • Ability to instrument a vehicle and operate data acquisition systems such as CANalyzer or SoMAT eDAQ for data collection.
  • Ability to interpret regulations and test procedures in collaboration with homologation team.
  • Experience with Dynamometer related hardware and software from companies such as AVL, Horiba, DSD is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team.
  • BS (and preferably MS or PhD) in an engineering discipline.


  • Additional fields of experience (thermal, electrical, structural statics/dynamics, material science).
  • Project managing experience.
  • Experience of electric vehicle drive units.
  • Experience in lithium-ion battery.
  • Experience with vehicle controls and power electronics.
  • Experience of optimization methods and software.
  • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Some knowledge of scripting for simulation process automation.


  • BS (and preferably MS) in an 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. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Oakland , Vehicle Test Engineer, Other , Oakland, California

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