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Sr Technical Specialist, Electric Powertrain Systems & Controls Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 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.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Atieva, the technology arm of Lucid, developed the Battery System used by all teams in the Formula E Championship since Season 5. As Atieva continues its involvement in Motorsport with new products, we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Electric Powertrain Systems & Controls Engineer to join the team. The candidate must be an experienced professional with a strong understanding of electric motors, inverters, and the integration of these components into motorsport applications. The successful candidate will work with engineering teams at Lucid and our customers to ensure success of our products in motorsport applications.

The Role

  • Develop and validate motorsport application specific control algorithms for electric powertrains
  • Process, monitor, analyze powertrain data to optimize performance and to diagnose issues
  • Work with multiple teams to develop and validate robust electrical and thermal performance models of electric vehicle powertrain systems


  • 10+ years of experience in motorsports systems and/or controls engineering
  • Proven excellence in providing motorsport customers with integration and application support
  • Expertise in MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, and model-in-the-loop testing
  • Experience with multiphysics based modeling of electric powertrains
  • Data processing and analysis to monitor health and to prevent and diagnose issues across fleet
  • Fundamental knowledge of high-performance electrical motors and control methods
  • Strong fundamentals in electrical circuits, thermodynamics, and heat transfer
  • Excellent communication skills and team-oriented attitude
  • Comfortable with initiating and taking ownership of projects


  • BS degree in EE, ME, CS, Math, Physics (MS preferred)
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  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. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Redwood City , Sr Technical Specialist, Electric Powertrain Systems & Controls Engineer, Other , Redwood City, California

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