Staff Engineering Program Manager

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-01-20

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.


Changing the world of luxury electrified mobility needs great people who like to have fun and achieve results as a team.  As part of this journey, we are currently seeking a dynamic Program Management professional that can demonstrate an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, work independently, and apply the correct level of urgency to advance our vehicle line program deliverables.


Core member of vehicle line program management team from conceptual design phase to start of production for a new vehicle line

Manages the technical product description, including features are developed on time and meeting system design specification, mechanical packaging, unit testing, verification, integration and validation process needs

Leads efforts to align build configurations and vehicle test plans with the cross-functional teams to ensure build volumes meet product development requirements

Executes cross-functional system release plan, including requirements from involved areas like product marketing, product management, software integration, infotainment system, etc.

Designs and implements effective program management processes and best practices from initiation to completion in partnership with hardware, software and manufacturing teams

Executes solid root-cause analysis with the ability to identify and predict possible deviations related to e.g. product architecture- or any other required technical changes

Proactively evaluates design and engineering decisions with the Program Chief Engineer, making sure they don’t cause any gap in correlation with the program schedule, budget and scope

Expedites revisions, corrections, and implementations of necessary changes to previously published documentation with the cross-functional teams

Fosters strong cross-dimensional partnerships and is able to effectively prioritize workload demands to meet project deadlines


A proven track record of development and delivery of technical products
Wide experience in automotive hardware development processes, including integration and validation processes

Experience building, developing, and managing highly effective program management tools and processes

Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work in a high-pace highly complex cross-functional environment

Excellent organization and delegation skills with the ability to own the technical product descriptions and schedule, with a track record of delivering projects on time

Ability to inspire confidence to the executive members as well as the engineering project teams

Ability to quickly comprehend complex problems and effectively facilitate the team to a decision and coordinate the action plan

Solid root-cause analysis sense with the ability to correlate e.g. product architecture modifications to technical changes

Solid skills in evaluation and criticism of engineering decisions and changes


Bachelors in an Engineering discipling, or equivalent work experience. 
8+ years of experience in technical leadership, system engineering and/or technical program management, preferably automotive related
10+ years of professional experience in the automotive industry

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) - $165,000-$236,500 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.)

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. 

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