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Senior Engineer, Controls

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Castro Valley
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 Engineer, Controls. You will have the opportunity to develop control systems for various features of the vehicle. 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.

The Role

  • Work with other controls engineers to improve and/or develop a simulation model/platform to analyze, optimize and troubleshoot various aspects of the vehicle, e.g., torque request, Thermal systems, etc
  • Develop control systems for various features of the vehicle
  • Develop requirements and related test cases for features modeled in Matlab/Simulink
  • Assist integration of features into the controller code base
  • Test the developed software on the vehicle and assist in calibration of the features
  • Generate Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for various features to comply with ISO 26262 standards
  • Develop diagnostic interfaces for the controller
  • Work in cross-functional teams to solve controls problems
  • Participate in the design of a world-class engineering effort to bring electric vehicles to a new level of refinement


  • 3+ years of experience with embedded control systems (5+ with Bachelor of Science)
  • Expert knowledge of model-based design using Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Expert understanding of Automatic Control Systems, with a firm grasp of classical control theory tools like compensator design and PID tuning
  • Good understanding of C/C++
  • Experience with failure analysis methodology like FMEA and fault trees
  • Experience with tools like JAMA/JIRA/Git/Confluence
  • Experience in working with cross functional teams
  • Creativity in your design, ability to build stuff with your hands and great communication skills
  • Common understanding of ISO 26262 and Autosar
  • Experience in designing controllers for electric vehicle systems
  • Expertise in complex control strategies like Adaptive control, MRAC, Nonlinear control, Robust control, etc.
  • Good understanding of Vehicle Dynamics
  • Experience with CAN analysis tools like  CANOe, CANalyzer, and CANape
  • Experience with Embedded coder in Matlab/Simulink
  • Bachelor of Science (Master of Science preferred), in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive systems, or other related fields
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 , Senior Engineer, Controls, Other , Castro Valley, California

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