Sr. Localization Engineer, Autonomous Driving

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The Autonomous Driving (AD) team in Lucid is currently seeking a talented candidate to be responsible for Autonomous Driving system and architecture design, strategy, and development plans. This position requires an experienced professional with a track record of successfully bringing new automotive AD features 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.

Role Responsibilities

    • Design, prototype, engineer, test, release, and launch state-of-the-art Advanced Autonomous Driving features.
    • Contribute to perception software, sensor fusion, localization, motion planning and control, software architecture, and data engineering for Advanced AD systems.
    • Drive software specifications with innovative ideas to elevate each ADAS/AD feature, delivering an unparalleled premium experience.
    • Lead the rapid prototyping of systems to swiftly demonstrate proof of concept.
    • Monitor and analyze trends in the AD domain and suppliers' technology landscape.
    • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless and robust implementation and deployment of Advanced AD products.
    • Contribute to AD software development, roadmap creation, strategic planning, and production rollout strategies.

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's in computer science, computer engineer, electrical engineer
    • 8+ years of relevant experience in software development, release processes, and AD technology development and deployment.
    • Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Python programming languages.
    • Demonstrated success in AD business planning, technical roadmap development, software development, and production integration.
    • Solid understanding of complex AD software system design and architecture principles.
    • Experience with automotive supplier and partner interactions, specification development, project/release management, and change management.
    • Ability to generate innovative solutions and drive projects in dynamic and innovative startup environments.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree with 10+ years of industry experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Robotics. Additionally, candidates with a Ph.D. degree are preferred, and they should have at least 4 years of industry experience in a related field.
    • Familiarity with ROS or other middleware systems and automotive software design lifecycle.
    • Experience working with real-time sensors relevant to Autonomous Driving.
    • Working experience in one or more fields of localization, HD map, Road Experience Management and SLAM for AD related concept advanced software design (PoC Design).
    • Proficiency in agile development methodologies and tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence).
    • Knowledge of applicable safety standards and regulations (ASPICE, ISO 26262, ASIL D, etc), industry benchmarks, and customer requirements.
    • Previous experience in automotive supplier interactions, specification development, release management, and new business development.

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