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LiDAR Perception Algorithm Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: September 16, 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.

We are currently seeking a LiDAR Perception Algorithm Engineer for our ADAS/Autonomous Driving team. This position requires an experienced professional with strong programming skills and solid knowledge of state-of-the-art perception algorithms.

Your Role:

  • Work in a world-class ADAS/Autonomous Driving team
  • Design of the lidar perception software architecture for Lv.2/3/4 autonomous driving systems
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure a seamless and robust implementation
  • Test, release, and launch the lidar perception algorithm into the Lucid production programs
  • Support the production validation and verification of the lidar perception algorithms using prototype vehicles, pre-production vehicles
  • Propose cutting edge S/W algorithms for the future autonomous driving systems


  • At least one year of experience in Point Cloud Processing, preferably hands-on experience beyond merely leveraging existing libraries (e.g. PCL).
  • Strong theoretical foundations and knowledge with state-of-the-art works in either: i) classic LiDAR based perception algorithms (e.g. spatial data structures, 3D point features extraction, keypoint estimation, registration, reconstruction, etc.) ; or ii) LiDAR related deep learning algorithms (e.g. 3D Object Detection, Ground Plane Estimation, 3D Semantic Segmentation, etc.). Knowledge and experience in both tracks would be a merit.
  • Proficient in C++, ability to write efficient, clean, and well-documented code which are easy for other engineers to understand and maintain
  • A practical hands-on approach to complement the theoretical knowledge and creativity required to solve Autonomous Driving
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player
  • Proven track record of technical excellence


  • Experience in using ROS, DDS, or other middleware systems
  • Experience in one other areas related to perception for ADAS / AD: optimization, sensor fusion, sensor processing, computer vision, sensor calibration, machine learning, deep learning
  • Experience in CUDA implementation for point cloud processing
  • Knowledge of any other programming languages (e.g. Matlab / Simulink, Python, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Experience testing complex perception systems
  • Experience in working in agile development teams
  • Experience in component and system integration, testing and verification on system and vehicle level


  • BS minimum in the areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related fields
  • At least 3 years of work experience or a Ph.D. in a related field for a senior position
  • Advanced degrees 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 , LiDAR Perception Algorithm Engineer, Other , Redwood City, California

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