Sr. Engineer - Motion Planning and Controls, Autonomous Driving

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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 no 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.

As the successful candidate, you will join a world-class Autonomous Driving/ADAS team. Candidates should be excellent engineers and organizers that have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design, prototype, engineer, test, release and launch cutting edge Motion Planning and Control features for ADAS/Autonomous Driving
  • Invent and create new technologies and solutions. Bring revolutionary products to market
  • Work closely with other teams to ensure a seamless and robust implementation

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in either of the following; computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineer
  • At least 5+ years of related work experience
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas related to Motion Planning and Control for ADAS/Autonomous Driving: trajectory planning, route planning, optimization-based planning, motion control
  • Expertise in classical and modern control design and implementation, familiarity with different approaches such as LQR, MPC, Adaptive, Robust and PID controllers, etc.
  • Proven past experiences in complete production cycle of ADAS/AD lateral and longitudinal controllers: model-based design, tuning, SIL/HIL testing and vehicle deployment
  • Excellent modeling skills (Matlab/Simulink or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience as a visionary, yet detail oriented engineer
  • Knowledge of autonomous systems (ADAS/Autonomous Driving and/or Robotics)
  • Expertise in creating and managing complex embedded hardware-software systems
  • A practical hands-on approach to complement the theoretical knowledge and creativity required to solve ADAS/Autonomous Driving
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in either of the following; computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineer
  • 3+ years experience or a PhD without experience;
Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.
  • California (Bay Area) - $127,000 - $165,000
Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs. (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

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