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Sr. Engineer - Motion Planning and Controls, Autonomous Driving

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

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 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.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

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.

Your Role:

  • 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


  • 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
  • At least 5 years of work experience with MS degree or 3 years with a Ph.D. in a related field


  • Knowledge of ROS or other middleware systems
  • Proficiency in additional programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, Matlab, etc)
  • Experience with AUTOSAR and bench testing
  • Agile development tools and environments
  • Experience working in a larger team
  • Experience in static code analysis, component and system integration, testing and verification on system and vehicle level
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards and regulations, industry benchmark and customer requirements
  • Experience in automotive supplier interaction, specification development, release management, change management


  • MS minimum in the areas of Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineer or other related fields
  • Advanced degrees preferred
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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