Sr. Optical Engineer, Lighting

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-09

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.

The successful candidate will be responsible for engineering, design, and development for lighting components such as lenses, and light guide reflectors world-class vehicles. You will lead projects for simulation of the performance of headlights, signal lighting components, optic sensors, visual instruments, and displays. In addition, this role will do the characterization of lighting and optical components in the lab. 

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. 


  • Conduct optical simulations for automotive lamps and lighting components
  • Execute appearance studies for exterior and interior lighting
  • Analyze veiling glare and display reflections with optical simulation and measurement tools
  • Characterize automotive lamps and lighting components in an optical lab using goniometers, photometric cameras, and other analytical tools
  • Conduct benchmark studies of lighting components
  • Source tools, software, and equipment to extend photometric characterization and lighting simulation methods at LUCID
  • Analyze appearance of car exterior and interior in VR with the focus on lighting components
  • Optical system engineering with features definition, functions specification definition, and function tests
  • Qualifications

  • 5 plus years of engineering experience
  • Intermediate to advanced level of engineering lighting products
  • Deep knowledge in optical design and simulation tools (e.g. SPEOS, LightTools, ZEMAX, OSLO)Experienced in VR and rendering tools (VRED, VRX, Keyshot,…)
  • Experienced visualization hardware (HMI, CAVE systems)
  • Experienced with CATIA V5 or V6Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Advantageous

  • Previous automotive experience is a plus
  • Knowledge in data acquisition and analysis (LabView, Python, Image acquisition) is a plus
  • Previous experience with programming, automation/scripting (Python, Matlab, VBA, or similar) is a plus
  • Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Optical engineering or Physics
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