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Test Engineer, Torque Controls

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
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 Test Engineer for Vehicle Controls. This role brings together a diverse group of hardware teams to push the boundaries of overall vehicle performance. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates should have a strong understanding of vehicle dynamics, controls, and how vehicle systems interact with one another. Candidates should be motivated to learn and excel in a fast-paced environment.

The Role

  • Design, plan, and execute vehicle-level tests to develop and validate torque controls.
  • Work closely with engineers across a variety of departments (controls, thermal, vehicle dynamics, NVH, drive unit, etc.) to understand and improve system performance.
  • Develop test specifications based on system-level requirements and document as part of the controls system DVP (design verification plan).
  • Troubleshoot and resolve vehicle issues that arise during test.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel to test sites and fleet drives.


  • Excellent data analysis skills in MATLAB, Python, or similar.
  • Experience with automotive sensors and data acquisition tools. Comfortable with wiring and troubleshooting automotive instrumentation (Vector CANalyzer/CANape, Ipetronik, Dewesoft, Somat, LINK, Racelogic, etc.)
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills based in strong engineering principles.
  • Working knowledge of electric powertrains.
  • Experience with vehicle-level testing at proving grounds. Driving experience preferred.
  • Good understanding of vehicle dynamics and control theory.
  • Detail oriented and organized approach to test documentation.
  • BS degree in mechanical engineering or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • 2+ years relevant professional experience.
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 , Test Engineer, Torque Controls, Other , Newark, California

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