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Sr. Technical Program Manager – Software Audio System

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 16, 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 Senior Technical Program Manager –  Audio Software System. This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of excellence and managerial achievement. The candidate is an accomplished program/project manager and/or systems engineer of audio / sound software components, with strong organizational capabilities and the ability to influence and coordinate with talented engineering teams and stakeholders, for seamless technical program development.

The candidate communicates effectively to ensure each individual team member remains aware of the most relevant program milestones, and expectations placed by the vehicle program team. They also ensure critical issues are promptly identified and brought up to senior management alongside a concise action plan. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches 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 efficient progression within a fast-paced and complex work environment.

The Role:

  • Accompanies vehicle programs from the conceptual design phase to the start of production, including series maintenance and model upgrades.
  • Manages the technical development program of the audio software (sound amplifier and control unit, speakers, audio tuning, audio weaver etc.) including support and coordination for system design specification, mechanical packaging, unit testing, verification, integration and validation processes.
  • Executes cross-functional system release plan including requirements from involved areas like product marketing, product management, audio hardware development, infotainment system, etc.
  • Designs and implements effective program management processes and best practices from initiation to completion in partnership with hardware, software and manufacturing teams.
  • Executes solid root-cause analysis with the ability to identify and predict possible deviations related to e.g. product architecture- or any other required technical changes.
  • Proactively evaluates design and engineering decisions, making sure they don’t cause any gap in correlation with the program schedule, budget and scope.
  • Expedites revisions, corrections, and implementation of necessary changes to previously published documentation.
  • Fosters strong cross-dimensional partnerships and is able to effectively prioritize workload demands to meet project deadlines.

The Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in technical leadership, system engineering and/or technical program management of sound systems, preferably automotive related.
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the automotive industry.
  • 5+ years of Agile experience managing an Agile program/team including Scaled Agile
  • A proven track record of development and delivery of technical products
  • Wide experience in automotive software development processes
  • Knowledge of audio software development, including software verification, integration and validation processes.
  • Experience with Agile (hardware and software) product management methodologies.
  • Wide collaboration experience with Tier1 audio hardware suppliers.
  • Experience building, developing and managing highly effective program management tools and processes.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work in a high-paced highly complex cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent organization and delegation skills with the ability to own the product roadmap and schedule with a track record of delivering projects on time.
  • Ability to inspire confidence to the executive members as well as the engineering project teams.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend complex problems and effectively facilitate the team to a decision and coordinate the action plan.
  • Solid root-cause analysis sense with the ability to correlate e.g. product architecture modifications to technical changes.
  • Solid skills in evaluation and criticism of engineering decisions and changes.

Advantageous:
  • Experience as audio components development engineer e.g. for automotive sound systems or similar.
  • Wide experience in the development processes of complex electronic control units.
  • Knowledge of automotive and safety standards (e.g. ASPICE, ISO26262, etc.)
  • Experience with Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence)?
  • ?Education Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Software/Electronics Engineering, or equivalent. Master’s or Ph.D. degree in the corresponding field is highly valued.
  • Project Management training. PMP certificate is highly valued.
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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