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ADAS Hardware Electrical Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Sunnyvale
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.

The ADAS team is currently seeking a Senior Hardware Electrical Engineer. This position requires an experienced professional with a background in automotive sensor and/or ECU electronics design from OEMs or Tier 1 and having a track record of successfully bringing new automotive ADAS and AD hardware systems into production.
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.

The Role:

  • Lead the design of Lucid’s next generation sensor and/or computing platform hardware from electronics and electrical aspects
  • Be responsible for the design of the sensor and/or computing platform hardware, and the production deployment
  • Drive the concept design, prototyping, engineering, testing, release and launch of a cutting-edge compute platform and related ECUs for Autonomous Driving and ADAS features while meeting cost, efficiency, reliability, and safety goals
  • Perform design feasibility studies with partners and suppliers
  • Support system level high speed serial interface and memory interface signal integrity design and validation
  • Lead the validation of signal integrity and power integrity
  • Work with cross functional teams to design, verify, and bring up the electrical distribution framework and the wiring harness systems
  • Support validation teams to complete bench and vehicle level durability, electromagnetic compatibility, etc. for regulatory compliance
  • Ensure hardware performance is achieved successfully when integrated on bench and in vehicle
  • Troubleshoot and root cause, document, and drive to issue resolution
  • Participate in design review and xFMEA meetings to ensure lessons learned and best practices are incorporated
  • Lead rapid prototype system development in an efficient manner to show proof of concept
  • Contribute to the timely delivery of fully validated, high-quality product
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure good communication to achieve a seamless and robust vehicle implementation
  • Work closely with manufacturing/suppliers to ensure bring up success and diagnostics tools are developed for production deployment and service
  • Drive best practices within the team and deploy world class tools, invent and create new technologies and solutions 


  • Proven track record of bringing automotive sensor and/or computing platform electronics design into production
  • Demonstrated experience as a visionary, yet detail oriented automotive ECU hardware engineer 
  • Extensive knowledge in EE fundamentals and project experience developing reliable and efficient critical electronics hardware (including sensors and computing platform)
  • Profound knowledge of ADAS and/or Autonomous Driving systems and demonstrated track record of technical excellence 
  • Capable of complete schematic design and review for electrical components connectivity
  • Experience in supporting BOM definition that has reasonable requirements for performance, cost, efficiency, manufacturability, etc.
  • Knowledge communication interfaces and standards related to automotive industry. 
  • Experience in managing and sourcing electrical board design, layout, fabrication, component populations
  • Experience in component and system integration, testing and verification on system and vehicle level
  • Experience in generating test plans that match with production milestone and able to execute the tests to fulfill feature deployment requirements
  • Experience in hardware troubleshooting from electrical/electronics standpoint
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards including ISO, IEC, ASPICE, and other regulations, industry benchmarks and customer requirements 
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with mechanical, electrical, firmware, embedded software, platform team, program management, and manufacturing teams

  • Previous project experience from automotive OEM or Tier-1 supplier
  • Previous experience with ADAS customer functions and/or HMI/Infotainment systems at a Tier-1 or OEM
  • Experience in PCB layout design and component selection through all design phases
  • Familiar with PCB and electronics manufacturing testing such as inline, IQC, EOL, burn-in, etc., and reliability test such as shock and vibration, thermal and humidity, corrosion, etc.
  • Experience in MATLAB, Python, C/C++, CANoe, or equivalent tools for modeling, diagnostics and analysis
  • Experience in using common lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, calibration tools, basic EE tools, etc.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards including ISO, IEC, ASPICE, and other regulations, industry benchmarks and customer requirements 

Educational Requirements:
  • BS minimum in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or other related fields
  • Higher degrees preferred
  • At least 3 years of work experience in related position, ideally in the automotive field
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, Sunnyvale , ADAS Hardware Electrical Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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