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Staff Engineer, Vehicle Testing

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 are currently seeking a Staff Engineer, Vehicle Testing for our Vehicle Test team. This position requires an automotive professional with relevant experience testing early-stage vehicle prototypes as well as production ready vehicles. Our ideal candidate exhibits a strong drive, team leadership, and has had prior experience bringing vehicles to production. 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, setup and execute vehicle testing including performance, durability, and fleet validation tests
  • Lead and mentor a team of engineers to execute tests to qualify all vehicle trim levels and ensure vehicle is ready for production
  • Ensure test results are documented in a clear, concise and timely manner
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during testing
  • Extensive domestic and international travel to test sites and fleet drives


  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with vehicle testing on proving grounds and fleet drives
  • A strong understanding of vehicle systems
  • A strong understanding of vehicle testing standards
  • Licensed by an OEM/Supplier/professional authority to drive prototype test vehicles
  • Strong data analysis and reporting experience
  • A strong knowledge of automotive testing instrumentation and tools
  • Experience setting up vehicles to achieve desired testing results
  • Experience leading teams of engineers
  • Excellent communication skills and team-oriented attitude
  • Detail oriented and organized mindset
  • Comfortable with initiating and taking ownership of projects
  • Track record of establishing strong processes and work procedures
  • Data acquisition set up expert using CANalyzer and CANoe,  IPETRONIK Data Logger a plus
  • Benchmarking and target setting
  • Test case development
  • Up to 15% domestic travel may be required for field testing


  • Bachelor of Science minimum in a relevant science or engineering field


  • Masters degree in a relevant engineering field
  • Experience testing fully electric vehicles
  • 7+ years of experience in the automotive or relevant industry
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, Castro Valley , Staff Engineer, Vehicle Testing, Other , Castro Valley, California

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