Lucid Motors

Shanghai, SH, China

Posted on: 2022-09-14

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Senior Technical Program Manager

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 Senior Technical Program Manager for our software team. This program management position requires a highly experienced professional Program Manager with a proven track record of managing complex cross-functional software programs in the Automotive Industry. The candidate will be an accomplished program manager, with a strong organizational capability and ability to command respect from the talented teams he or she will help lead and coordinate. Ideally, this candidate will have proactive communication, so each individual team remains aware of the timing and delivery expectations placed upon them and ensure that critical issues are identified and brought to the attention of senior management with gauged advance 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.

Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols  
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details.
Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
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

  • To oversee the management of software programs in China
  • To lead and manage to an excellent standard through hands-on example
  • Work closely with company executives and engineering leaders to define and maintain digital development roadmap and rollout plan
  • Create and own development and validation plans that align with internal customer needs, cross team integration points, and major company milestones
  • Drive the definition and realization of hardware / software specifications, with creative ideas together with cross functional hardware / software teams and external partners, to bring each feature to the next level, providing a best-in-class premium experience
  • Lead conversations through the complete lifecycle of software feature with in house development teams and third party suppliers
  • Manage supplier relationship with engineering, purchasing, supplier quality, logistics teams to ensure seamless communication, and on time delivery with quality
  • Identify and track cross team dependencies and handshake points, monitor status, help resolve issues, report, and fill the gaps
  • Drive JIRA ticket issue resolution process, include triage, root cause analysis, countermeasure identification, verification, implementation, etc.
  • Interact with and coordinate work between hardware and software teams, design UX teams, and other company entities requiring inputs/outputs from the software team
  • Manage an overall software portfolio, including dependencies between internal teams as well as on external teams
  • Define main work packages and priorities for the software program and related functions
  • Facilitate product requirement and feature documentation
  • Ensure adherence to Functional Safety and homologation requirements
  • Facilitate system architecture documentation
  • Define and communicate dependencies between hardware, software, and suppliers with a focus on minimizing these dependencies
  • Communicate program status to overall software organization, other program managers and executives as required
  • Work with resource managers and technical leads to define the level of effort, resource requirements and summary timing plans.
  • Plan and manage releases in conjunction with resource managers and technical leads
  • Requirements

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience program/project managing large systems development programs
  • A minimum of 8 years in consumer-facing electronics development including hardware and software
  • A proven track record of delivering products to production
  • Experience using Agile/Scrum methodology including sprint planning, execution relative to overall program targets
  • Experience bringing integrated software/hardware products from the early development phase to production
  • Embedded system development experience
  • Experience with best software practices for development
  • Experience with development in Android and Linux environments
  • Experience working directly with design/UX teams and in UX/UI development
  • Experience engaging, working and managing the output of third-party suppliers
  • Advantageous:
  • Experience in developing automotive software systems especially in the Chinese Market
  • Experience with infotainment and instrument cluster development
  • Exposure to OS/systems development, backend development, mobile application development, and hybrid (cloud/embedded) development
  • Experience with test and build aspects of software development
  • Product management experience and a willingness to embrace portions of the product management role
  • Education Requirements:
  • BS minimum in an engineering discipline (computer science, electrical engineering or similar)
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Automotive-SPICE certification preferred