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Functional Safety Technical Specialist

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 13, 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 Functional Technical Specialist. This position requires experienced professionals with hands-on experience in functional safety engineering in the context of ISO 26262 at an OEM or Tier 1. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Lead the development of functional safety system requirements and functional decomposition for Specific functional domain(s)- Powertrain, Chassis, ADAS, Body systems, Battery systems.
  • Review and approve HARA, Functional Safety requirements, Technical Safety Requirements, validation tests.
  • Review and approve Development Interface Agreement and other necessary Functional Safety documents for suppliers and other external partners, including safety work plans for timely completion of supplier activities.
  • Proven track record of successes, e.g. having successfully managed Functional Safety analyses of a system or product to make it safer.
  • Lead development of functional safety processes and tools to ensure Lucid Motor's vehicle provides world-class safety.
  • Oversee the program Functional safety readiness process and metrics.
  • Lead development of SOTIF requirements for autonomous driving and core subsystems.
  • Support building a team of Functional Safety Engineers to support all aspects of vehicle development across the company.
  • Work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with little direct oversight in a collaborative environment.


  • Extensive in-depth knowledge of ISO 26262 and experience developing and delivering the major work products of a functional safety program.
  • One year or more of experience performing SOTIF analysis and developing associated work products.
  • Proven track record of successes, e.g. having successfully managed Functional Safety analyses of a system or product to make it safer.
  • Experience supporting external/third-party reviews of functional safety work products.
  • Understanding of the product safety responsibility share between supplier and OEM and ability to articulate technical issues and solutions to all levels of the business, within and beyond the engineering communities.
  • Experience with functional safety tools (e.g. Medini, APIS IQ) and requirements management tools (e.g. Jama).
  • Drive to be an advocate for safety across all levels of hardware and software development.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and organization skills.
  • BS minimum in an engineering discipline such as computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • A minimum of 8 years of work experience as a functional safety engineer or related role.
  • Advanced degrees preferred.


  • Experience in mentoring and supporting junior engineers.
  • Direct experience in autonomous driving industry as a Functional Safety Engineer with Knowledge and insights about SOTIF.
  • Knowledge of CMMI and Automotive Spice and their role in delivering a quality product.
  • Experience developing and delivering embedded system hardware and/or software.

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 , Functional Safety Technical Specialist, Other , Union City, California

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