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Manager, Lighting and Optical Systems

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.

Working at Lucid means being part of a shared vision, where we work together to produce revolutionary ways to power the future. To do so, we’re looking for a Manager of Lighting and Optical Systems. If you’re the kind of person who sees a problem, develops a solution, and creates an improvement no one’s asked for yet, and has a talent for leadership, then we want to talk to you!

Lucid's Lighting and Optics team is looking for a Manager to run day to day operations, and manage a team of Lighting/Optics engineers.


  • Build and lead a world class lighting systems engineering team 
  • Create cutting edge lighting systems, utilizing state of the art Laser and LED technologies
  • Lead the packaging, engineering, release and launch of vehicle lighting systems, exterior and interior
  • Work interactively within a cross functional studio and vehicle engineering team, placing priority upon the greater benefit of the vehicle above any one individual system
  • Employ and develop world class tools and an innovative approach to support the systems generation 


  • 3+ yrs of proven experience as a manager of people and projects
  • 8+ yrs of proven experience and knowledge of vehicle lighting systems and with a demonstrable track record of technical excellence
  • A solid knowledge of Laser, LED, OLED, light pipes/guides, near field lenses, fresnel prescriptions, reflector/refractor optics, AFS systems or similar electro-mechanical functions
  • Knowledge of applicable FMVSS/ECE standards and regulations, industry benchmark and customer requirements
  • Proficient in mechanical engineering and design of opto-mechnical systems 
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in design, tooling and materials for plastic components 
  • Experience in design, validation and testing of automotive lighting products and components 
  • Good understanding of electronics and electro optical components such as LED, laser diodes, VCSEL, LED drivers etc. 
  • Understanding of vehicle electronics and communications such as LIN, CAN, Ethernet 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and understanding of embedded software development 
  • Experience in FEA analysis (thermal and mechanical modeling)
  • Experience in lens design or illumination optics design and raytracing 
  • Proficiency in an optical design or simulation software (ZEMAX, LIGHT TOOLS, SPEOS, LUCID SHAPE) 
  • Launch experience 
  • A practical hands-on approach to complement the theoretical
  • Excellent communication skills


  • BS (minimum) in a recognized Engineering discipline, Optics or Physics is required.
  • An advanced degree is a plus
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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