Sr. Systems Engineer, HV Battery Systems

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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.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Systems Modeling Engineer. This position requires a talented engineer with passion and experience to help develop state-of-the-art battery models and control strategies. The ideal candidate will exhibit a can-do attitude and approach their 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.

Role:

  • Be part of a passionate and highly driven team of multi-disciplinary engineers
  • Develop system models and optimization tools to assess battery electrical and thermal performance under different usage scenarios
  • Develop and/or expand existing simulation tools to drive control strategy development for fast charging, high performance driving scenarios, and other challenging thermal scenarios at a vehicle level
  • Couple the effects of different systems required to fast charge including HVAC and offboard chargers
  • Collaborate with the Battery Software team to determine best strategies to achieve accurate and reliable State of charge (SoC) /State of Energy (SoE)/ State of Health (SoH) estimation
  • Collaborate with the Battery Software team and Cell team to determine best control methodologies high power discharge/charge limits
  • Work closely with the testing team, develop and document experiments to validate electrical and thermal system models
  • Support in the derivation of software requirements liaising with the BMS system team
  • Help define and drive validation and integration plans
  • Implement data analysis tools to gather and analyze fleet data to understand real-world usage scenarios to drive continuous improvements and inform future technology roadmaps

Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of modeling techniques used to simulate lithium-ion cells, battery packs, and thermal systems
  • 5+ years of experience using modeling and simulation tools like MATLAB, Simulink, and other specialized tools
  • Skills in system identification, modeling, optimization, physical characterization and testing
  • Experience in developing plant models used for battery control algorithms simulation and verification
  • Strong understanding of algorithm design, optimization, and verification
  • Strong experience in scripting simulation workflows with varying availability of documentation
  • Capability of processing and documenting results in a concise and elegant fashion to successfully communicate information to the team and other departments
  • Ownership mindset, enthusiasm, and a collaborative spirit

Preferred

  • Proficiency in using other data tools such as Grafana, Tableau, etc.
  • Experience with HIL (Hardware in the Loop) and SIL (Software in the loop) testing
  • Experience with developing control algorithms applied in battery management system
  • In-depth understanding of battery technology and simulation techniques
  • Good mathematical knowledge and experience in statistical analysis, optimization, machine learning, and deep learning tools
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems and how to model them
  • Some knowledge of scripting for simulation process automation
  • Proficiency using Python
  • Strong understanding of the interactions between the battery system and other vehicle subsystems
  • Experience with revision control tools, such as git/svn

Education

  • BS (and preferably MS or PhD) in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent work 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) - $115,000-$165,000/yr
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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