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Manager, Battery Cell Engineering

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 Manager for our Battery Cell Engineering Team. This role is responsible for leading our talented cell engineers and scientists in complete understanding and modeling of our battery cells in order to deliver the most compelling and safe experience using our products. The applicant should be a creative and analytical thinker with a deep technical understanding of lithium ion battery cells and proven leadership and project management expertise.

The Role:

  • Lead, grow, and mentor our Cell Engineering, Cell Safety, Cell Modeling & Cell Testing groups.
  • Ensure our products exceed the highest safety standards
  • Find, evaluate, and develop new, cutting edge battery cell technologies for use in our products
  • Specify, test, and ensure performance of battery cells for our target applications with cell suppliers
  • Lead the development of battery cell simulation models and algorithms alongside the battery software team
  • Manage development timelines, budgets, testing equipment, and technical deliverables both with Cell Engineering team and Executive Leadership team.


  • 3+ years’ demonstrated success leading scientists, engineers & technical staff
  • 5+ plus years’ experience in Li-ion battery cell or systems engineering roles
  • Expert knowledge of battery performance characteristics at both cell and system level
  • Expert knowledge of various cell designs and construction methods
  • Expert knowledge of cell testing methodology and performance benchmarking
  • A driven personality with critical and independent mindset


  • Current and broad overview of all cell technologies, companies and performance benchmarks
  • Deep understanding of Li-ion cell electrochemical processes and modeling
  • Knowledge in digital signal processing, embedded systems and interpreting data


  • MS degree in EE, ME, CS, Math, Physics, Chemistry or Materials
  • PhD advantageous

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 , Manager, Battery Cell Engineering, Other , Castro Valley, California

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