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Senior Functional Safety Engineer - Hardware

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Castro Valley
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 currently seek senior level Functional Safety Engineers - Hardware.

This position requires experienced professionals with hands-on experience in functional safety engineering in the context of ISO 26262 at an OEM or Tier 1 with particular focus on Part 5 – Product Development at the Hardware Level.

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her 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.

You Will

  • Drive the development of functional safety system requirements and technical safety requirements towards hardware design solutions.
  • Actively contribute to the definition and/or confirmation of the system architecture of one or more functional domains in the vehicle (powertrain, high voltage etc.) from the perspective of the functional safety engineer.
  • Define methods and practice the construction of hardware architectural metrics for internally developed hardware designs.
  • Analyze hardware with respect to diagnostic coverage and minimizing the risk of random hardware failure leading to safety goal violations.
  • Work closely with internal teams to support FMEDA reviews and to define technical hardware solutions to decrease the risk of safety failures.
  • Help implement and master functional safety hardware processes and tools to ensure Lucid Motors’ vehicle provides world-class safety
  • Work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment

You Bring

  • Knowledge of vehicle embedded systems and functions such as torque demand, motor control, warnings/alerts, or similar
  • Deep knowledge of automotive systems and hardware development process and the V-Model system development, verification and validation framework
  • An intimate knowledge of ISO 26262 and experience developing and delivering the major work products of a functional safety program
  • Experience supporting external/third-party reviews of functional safety work products.
  • A strong attention to detail and desire to create the very best product
  • A collaborative approach to working closely with development teams
  • Understanding of the product safety responsibility share between supplier and OEM
  • Experience with functional safety tools (e.g. Medini, APIS IQ) and requirements management tools (e.g. Jama)
  • Excellent writing, verbal and organization skills

Great to Have

  • Experience with electric propulsion systems, body controls or high voltage systems including relevant controls preferred but not required.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment and using related tools
  • Appreciation of CMMI and Automotive Spice and their role in delivering a quality product
  • Experience developing and delivering embedded system hardware and/or software
  • Advanced degrees preferred


  • BS minimum in an engineering discipline such as computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience as a functional safety engineer or related role

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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