Sr. Technical Specialist, Battery Cell Engineering

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-11-14

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 Battery Cell Engineering Team is currently seeking candidates to serve as the leader of our emerging products division. This role will be highly cross-functional in nature, interfacing with the Battery and Powertrain Systems Engineering teams in order to help channel the vision from our leadership into design options for new products. A successful candidate will have an established track record of technical leadership in the field of Li-ion battery cells, experience managing senior engineering talent, and a passion for establishing roadmaps that push our suppliers towards best-in-class cells.

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:

  • Leader: Organize and motivate a team of engineers to innovate and deliver increasingly better cell performance on schedule for series production vehicles.  
  • Product Designer: A passion for operating in under-constrained design spaces and driving technical specification convergence where there once was none. Work side-by-side with our Battery and Powertrain Systems Engineering teams to tease out engineering trade spaces and targets. 
  • Road-mapper: Own technical roadmap exchanges with cell suppliers. Provide Lucid’s aspirational cell needs and translate leading suppliers’ roadmaps for Executive leadership within Lucid. 
  • Decision Driver: Oversee the negotiations, screening, and selection recommendation of which cells & supply agreements to pursue for downstream development and integration teams. 
  • Ambassador: Experience working with and connections to top tier cell suppliers. Some level of domestic and international travel required (~10%).
  • Qualifications:

  • 7+ years designing, testing, and/or shipping battery systems. 
  • 5+ years working on or managing cell-specific workstreams.
  • Knowledge of latest advances in battery cell chemistries and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience managing and growing battery cell engineers.
  • Experience building cell sample testing and screening programs.
  • Proficient in technical project management tools and techniques. 
  • Experience working on Electric Vehicle systems is a plus. 
  • Education:

  • Masters degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences Required. 
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