Sr. Battery Cell Engineer (LFP focus)

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-21

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.

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) - $115,000 - $165,000

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:

  • Develop test methods and plans to characterize real-world cell performance and extract key BMS parameters 
  • Work with external suppliers to qualify LFP/LMFP cell candidates and ensure products meet expected performance targets 
  • Work with multiple cross-functional teams to ensure successful integration of battery cell into the vehicle 
  • Propose and lead failure mode analyses on battery cell usage in extreme conditions 
  • Monitor and evaluate new battery cell technologies in the market suitable for EV application 
  • Qualifications:

  • A critical and independent mindset 
  • Able to discover insights based on experimental data 
  • Strong documentation and communication skills 
  • Good understanding and intuition of Li-ion battery electrochemistry 
  • Experience in LFP or LMFP cell chemistry and design  
  • Knowledge of battery operating characteristics at cell and system level 
  • Able to design test plans to characterize battery performance and safety 
  • Preferred:

  • Strong data analysis background. Experience with Python, Matlab, JMP, Tableau, Grafana, and/or SQL database systems 
  • Knowledge or experience developing data sets for LFP/LMFP physics-based models 
  • Working experience in EV battery industries and/or working with Tier 1 cell suppliers 
  • Experience with large prismatic commercial cell form factors 
  • Experience in prismatic cell manufacture processes 
  • Education:

  • PhD, or Masters with 3+ years of relevant work experience, or  
  • Bachelors with 5+ years of relevant work experience 
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