Powertrain Systems Engineer, Advanced Motor Technology

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-10-24

Category: emobility

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About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

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 no 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.

We are currently seeking a Powertrain Systems Engineer with key focus in areas of electric motor, transmission. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their 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. 

Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.

·       California (Bay Area) - $104,000-$143,000

Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs.  (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

Lucid maintains your privacy according to its Candidate Privacy Notice. If you are a California resident, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice.

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 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. 

The Role:

  • Lead EOL (End of Line) analysis efforts to ensure highest quality of DUTs (DriveUnits) produced 
  • Root cause analysis of equipment and DUT failure modes 
  • Develop data analytics tools for test data processing 
  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams in implementing continual improvements of EOL SW and HW 
  • Develop Design of Experiments methods to advance efficient learning of DUT systems 
  • Review and implement new EOL concepts 
  • Develop and document processes of DUT manufacturing steps to enable scalability 
  • Analyze and harness field data, test data, simulation data, to identify opportunities for product quality improvement in areas of electric motors, transmission, driveline, motor controls, vehicle controls, motor cooling and lubrication 
  • Perform functional analysis, detail trade studies, interface definition studies 
  • Develop broad systems engineering expertise and deep product knowledge 
  • Come up with experiments and test plan to characterize individual components performance 

  • Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of the fundamentals of transmissions, electric machines, and electric vehicle powertrains  
  • Experience with modeling in MATLAB, scripting and analyzing large data sets  
  • Ability to work cross functionally between hardware, software, test, and manufacturing teams  
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments.   
  • A systems and big picture view of hardware – software interactions  
  • A flair for creative engineering and problem solving. 
  • 0 to 2 years of experience with manufacturing, system modelling, powertrain product development, powertrain controls, testing in automotive, aviation, aerospace, or similar industries 

  • Preferred:

  • Additional fields of experience (manufacturing, structural statics/dynamics, electromagnetics, material science, vehicle thermal system). 
  • Experience of electric vehicle drivetrain product design. 
  • Experience of thermal and mechanical analysis. 
  • Experience of CAD (and preferably CATIA). 
  • Experience with Python, SQL. 
  • Education:

  • BS (and preferably MS) in ME/EE discipline. 
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