Systems Specialist/Senior Staff Engineer, Connectivity

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We are currently seeking a Systems Specialist, Vehicle Access Control Solutions. The ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. This principal role needs extensive expertise and experience in automotive system ,communications and software integration and verifications. Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, possess the ability to adapt quickly, and strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

**Onsite at our Newark, CA office**

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead the hands-on integration testing of the access control systems with the rest of the vehicle systems and be responsible for the access control system technical deliveries.
  • Candidate should have extensive experience in profiling the automotive communications timing and debugging, using standard automotive protocol analysis tools including CAN communications analyzers (vector tools).
  • Drive cross-functional teams to consolidate detailed requirements and architecture specifications for the next-generation access control systems and solutions spanning Near Field Communications (NFC), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Ultra Wideband (UWB) technologies.
  • Formulate high-level design specifications that form a baseline for detailed system and software design and verification testing. The primary customers are software development and verification engineers.
  • Closely collaborate with the Development, Verification, Integration, and Service engineers to establish product excellence; the teams span internal and external teams, including suppliers and partners.
  • Author Connectivity RFPs, RFQs, and SoWs and evaluate suppliers.
  • Ensure complete requirements and architecture traceability and compliance with industry standards.
  • Collaborate with extended teams, including Controls, Security, Infotainment, and UX, to realize the overall project objectives on time and within budget.
  • Formulate balanced solutions for unstructured, complex problems with multi-dimensional constraints, e.g., performance (throughput, latency), power consumption, CPU bandwidth, network bandwidth, complexity, extensibility, security, and safety.
  • Approach challenges/problems laterally across the systems and domains and vertically drill down to subsystems and elements involved and reconcile gaps and contradictions.
  • Diligently follow through, follow up on commitments, and proactively unblock the issues; avoid negative surprises.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the following area; Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Computer Architect
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • The ideal candidate shall have at least 8 years or more of proven industry experience in the roles of architects and technical product management in the connectivity and automotive technologies spanning a combination of areas such as BLE, NFC, UWB, Unified Diagnostics Services, Diagnostics over IP, and vehicle network architecture.
  • Experience in using CAN Trace Analysis tools
  • Strong foundations in software systems design of networking and embedded areas covering the complete software development life cycle.
  • Prior experience in systems software programming using C and C++.
  • Experience using requirement management systems like JAMA, JIRA, Confluence, or similar tools.
  • Experience with vehicle-to-cloud connectivity solutions, including MQTT and cloud infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineer or equivalent degrees with a software development concentration
  • 6+ years related experience
  • Expertise in the following areas is a plus.
  • Standards & Frameworks - Digital Keys and Apple Car Keys
  • Automotive industry with premier OEMs or Tier-1s is a plus
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) - $150,000 - $195,000

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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