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Senior Software Engineer, Simulation, Autonomous Driving

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Union City
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 Sr.Software Engineer for our ADAS / Autonomous Driving team. This position requires a strong background in automotive simulation, modeling and testing.

You will:

  • Create simulation pipeline for rapid iteration and validation of the AD Software
  • Integrate simulated scenarios and logged data replay with various closed-loop test environments like Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-loop systems
  • Scale and automate the simulation infrastructure to run parameters sweeps and identify scenarios of interest to make the system safe and robust
  • Accelerate verification and validation by establishing data pipelines and conduct analysis to track key performance metrics across software releases
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of engineers and testers to meet and build out the necessary simulation features


  • Experience in C++ and/or Python
  • Willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of Linux and Networking


  • Efficient use of Linux scripting and automation capabilities
  • Knowledge with descriptive interfaces like XML, YAML
  • Background in sensor and actuator modeling
  • Real-time performance optimization with and without multi-threaded programming techniques
  • Background in vehicle dynamics or willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with game engines such as Unreal and Unity, or automotive simulators (e.g. VTD, CarMaker)
  • Industry experience in writing C++ programs or Experience working on/developing Simulators


  • BS or Master in the areas of Computer Science/Engineering or similar disciplines
  • Prefer 3+ year of work experience or PhD in a related field
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 Software Engineer, Simulation, Autonomous Driving, Other , Union City, California

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