Sr. CFD Engineer, Aerodynamics

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-17

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 Sr. CFD Engineer , Aerodynamics. You will join our Aerodynamics team to contribute to the development of our CFD tools and applications. 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.

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 per year

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.)

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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

  • Contribute to the development of robust yet efficient Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) processes to perform accurate vehicle aerodynamic simulations
  • Develop, optimize and automate CFD processes and workflows
  • Develop applications to support CFD data analysis
  • Improve CFD accuracy through correlation projects
  • Evaluate latest CFD techniques
  • Benchmark CFD software
  • Work interactively and efficiently within a multidisciplinary cooperative environment
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace, Aeronautical, Aerodynamics Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 5 years of relevant experience, automotive or motorsport preferred
  • Solid understanding of CFD modelling and techniques
  • Good understanding of aerodynamic fundamentals
  • Experience with software development
  • Strong programming skills (Python, MATLAB, Bash, Shell)
  • Working knowledge of various commercial CFD software (pre-processing, meshing, solver and post-processing)
  • Experience with HPC systems
  • Experience with CAD software
  • A team player attitude
  • Outstanding communication and reporting skills
  • Preferred

  • Experience with CFD database and CFD data manipulation
  • Experience in F1 or motorsport
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