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Senior Technical Program Manager, Charging

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.

We are currently seeking a Senior Technical Program Manager – Charging. This position requires a highly experienced professional Program Manager with a proven track record of excellence and managerial achievement. The candidate demonstrates strong organizational capability and the ability to command respect from the talented teams he or she will help lead and coordinate. The ideal candidate will communicate proactively, so each individual team member remains aware of the timing and delivery expectations placed upon them and that critical issues are identified and brought to the attention of senior management in a timely manner.

The Role

  • The successful candidate is a fearless leader of large cross-functional teams with the ability to structure complex programs, drive execution on schedule, and responsible for clear communication of status and issues at all levels.
  • Lead and manage Lucid charging feature development and validation to deliver our customers a world-class EV charging experience
  • Collaborate with product management, engineering teams, marketing, and other relevant parties to support roadmap (product, technical) definition and implementation
  • Work with software and electrical engineering teams to build, maintain and execute the integrated development plan of charging features
  • Coordinate and drive agile software development across infotainment, charging controls, battery software teams to ensure concerted, timely delivery of rich feature set
  • Define, implement, and manage the stage/gate system relevant to the cross-functional charging development process
  • Work with system integration and vehicle validation teams to define charging validation plan and execute in-field testing in coordination with the development schedule
  • Work with engineering and test teams to ensure development and validation activities are adequately resourced to succeed
  • Coordinate continuous charger interoperability testing with system integration, vehicle validation, and charging infrastructure teams
  • Communicate status and risks to executive management

The Qualifications

  • 8+ years in program management of mission-critical automotive software and electronics development
  • Experience in building and leading product development teams, specifically of multi-discipline program managers and engineers.
  • Experience in managing the development and delivery of complex customer-facing electronic systems in the automotive, consumer electronics, or aerospace industries through the entire product lifecycle
  • Experience in managing agile software development, electronic hardware development, and integration of software and hardware lifecycles
  • Experience in all relevant tools for program managing electronic systems development:  schedule management, task/issue management, documentation and requirement capture, communication
  • A history of adapting and success in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Drive to create world-class products
  • Excellent communications and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of EV charging standards, e.g. J1772, GB/T, ISO 15118
  • Direct experience with Jira/Confluence, SmartSheets, Jama

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (electrical engineering, computer science, or similar), master’s degree 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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