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Sr. Engineer, Safety Electronics

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
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.

We are currently seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer for Vehicle Safety Systems. This position is responsible to define, execute and validate one or more of the vehicle safety sub-systems such as Restraint Control Module (also known as Airbag Control Module) and all satellite sensors, Occupant Classification System (OCS), seat occupancy sensors, eCall etc. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 

The Role

  • Be the owner of safety sub-systems and components, responsible for function definition, performance and implementation 
  • Define performance requirements and validation plan 
  • Manage Tier 1 suppliers for both engineering development and program timing 
  • Function as the main technical point of contact for all supplier interfaces 
  • Work closely with supply chain team to deliver against key program and vehicle milestones 
  • Work closely with vehicle electrical integration team to integrate the safety sub-system into vehicle overall electrical architecture 
  • Work with diagnostics and cyber security teams to ensure compliance with Lucid specifications 
  • Support vehicle homologation team to ensure regulatory compliance of the systems 


  • A proven track record of technical excellence in vehicle electrical system development, ideally with experience in any of the specified safety sub-systems 
  • Knowledge of latest technology advancement in the field of vehicle crash safety 
  • Experience in vehicle networks and topologies, including CAN, LIN and Ethernet 
  • Experience of vehicle on-board diagnostics implementations 
  • Engineering fundamentals in problem solving 
  • The ability to articulate highly technical issues to audiences not in the safety field, such as top management, design studio, purchasing team, etc. 
  • Excellent people skills to manage suppliers, push the envelope to develop optimal technical solutions, ensure timely delivery of all components 
  • Working understanding and application of project planning and task management 
  • A strong attention to detail and desire to create the very best product 
  • Excellent writing, verbal and organization skills 


  • Experience in working with Functional Safety processes and relevant documentation 
  • Experience in creation and management of Failure Mode Analysis techniques, including DFMEA 
  • Experience developing and delivering embedded system hardware and/or software 
  • Experience with electric propulsion systems, including relevant controls 
  • Bachelors Degree in an engineering discipline such as computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering with a minimum of 5 years of work experience as a systems engineer or related role. 
  • Masters Degree in an engineering discipline such as systems engineering, computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering with a minimum of 3 years of work experience as a systems engineer or related role. 

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, Newark , Sr. Engineer, Safety Electronics, Other , Newark, California

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