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Senior Engineer, Cell Parameters & Performance

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 11, 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 an experienced battery expert to join our Battery Cell Engineering group. This position requires an analytical mindset with work experience in the field of lithium-ion batteries and integration into a battery management system (BMS). This role intends to facilitate the rapid iteration of cell testing, parameter extraction, integration into the BMS, and the process of validation. A successful candidate should be a proactive collaborator, goal driven, and detail oriented. Candidates with additional skill sets are encouraged to apply and level will be adjusted accordingly

The Role

  • Develop and coordinate test methods to characterize cell parameters for the BMS and validate performance in real world EV usage scenarios
  • Build data processing scripts to efficiently extract relevant values for vehicle and battery controls
  • Proactively communicate, collaborate, and bridge the cell team with BMS controls engineers to ensure successful integration of battery cell into the vehicle
  • Provide data-based guidance on control strategies for battery cell usage in extreme condition

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience
  • A critical and proactive mindset
  • Strong cross-functional communication
  • Passionate about learning from others as well as teaching others
  • Able to design test plans to characterize battery performance and validate controls
  • Able to extract cell parameters based on experimental data using efficient scripts
  • Good understanding of li-ßion battery electrochemistry
  • Knowledge of battery operating characteristics at cell and system level

Preferred

  • Experience with building BMS controls, estimation algorithms, and equivalent circuit models
  • Previous experience in cell testing (Maccor, Arbin, etc.)
  • Worked in EV battery industries or similar
  • Technical leadership skills and/or project coordination
  • 5+ years of relevant experience integrating cells into BMS control

Education

  • MS degree or higher in STEM fields
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. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Union City , Senior Engineer, Cell Parameters & Performance, Other , Union City, California

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