Staff Engineer, Motor-Transmission

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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 a Sr. Technical Team Leader on the Motor Gearbox Engineering design team, you will have design ownership of next generation EV mechanical propulsion systems and components for Lucid vehicles, motorsports programs and other applications. You will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with talented and passionate colleagues to design, prototype, test and launch these exciting products into production. Show your passion for innovation with our transmission and EV powertrain systems.

The Role:

  • Own the design and development of EV mechanical propulsion systems, subsystems, and components, including, gears, differentials, bearings, shafts, clutches, and similar components, from concept phase all the way through production launch
  • Analytically weigh various design options and success criteria to arrive at the highest value design for the application
  • Partner with colleagues in test, manufacturing, quality, software, supply chain, vehicle attributes, and other teams to solve challenges and achieve breakthroughs that will take Lucid’s powertrain technologies to the next level.
  • Work with suppliers and prototype shops to evaluate new ideas and optimize designs for cost, quality, and manufacturability
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities to determine ideal business partners for Lucid
  • As part of a growing global team, you may travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • Lead cross functional teams to resolve complex business' challenges


  • Outstanding technical problem-solving abilities based in a strong grasp of engineering fundamentals and core principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of design for relevant manufacturing processes
  • Strong CAD skills, preferably with CATIA V6/3DX
  • Strong analytical capabilities for transmission modeling in systems like Ansys, Romax, MASTA
  • Proficiency with tolerance analysis and GD&T.
  • Proven experience bringing products to market, preferably in high volume
  • Proactive mindset, strong work ethic, and curious nature.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced rapidly changing environment.
  • Collaborative team player personality.


  • Automotive powertrain experience-especially transmission and EV powertrain systems
  • Hands on mechanical fabrication, prototyping and/or test experience
  • Experience with bevel gear design and analysis
  • Experience with DMFEA, 8D, DOE, Six Sigma, or other structured problem-solving methodologies


  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience (Or Master’s Degree + 5 year’s 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) - $138,000-$198,000/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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