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Technical Program Manager – Powertrain Software

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: July 11, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future of luxury mobility

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

We are currently seeking a Technical Program Manager – Powertrain Software. This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of excellence and managerial achievement. The candidate is an accomplished program/project manager and/or systems engineer of battery management system (BMS), with strong organizational capabilities and the ability to influence and coordinate with talented engineering teams and stakeholders, for a seamless technical program development. The candidate communicates effectively to ensure each individual team member remains aware of the most relevant program milestones, and deliveries expectations placed by the vehicle program team. Critical issues are promptly identified and brought up to senior management alongside a concise action plan. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches 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 efficient progression within a fast-paced and complex work environment.

The Role

  • Accompanies vehicle programs from the conceptual design phase to the start of production, including series maintenance and model changes.
  • Manages the technical development program of the embedded software of powertrain and high-voltage -related control units, including support and coordination for system design specification, integration, verification and validation processes.
  • Executes cross-functional feature release plan with Product Management (feature requirements), SW Controls, SW Platform, Diagnostics, Infotainment SW, Big Data science team, etc.
  • Designs and implements effective program management processes and best practices from initiation to completion in partnership with software, hardware, and manufacturing teams.
  • Catalyzes development and production of our world-acclaimed battery products for Formula E motorsports, stationary energy storage systems, and mass-market passenger vehicles.
  • Executes solid root-cause analysis with the ability to identify and predict possible deviations related to product architecture- or any other technical change.
  • Proactively evaluates design and engineering decisions, making sure they don’t cause any gap in correlation with the program schedule.
  • Expedites revisions, corrections, and implementation of necessary changes to previously published documentation.
  • Fosters strong cross-dimensional partnerships and is able to effectively prioritize workload demands to meet project deadlines.

The Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in technical leadership, system engineering or technical program management of embedded software for powertrain units and/or high-voltage ECUs e.g. BMS.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in the automotive industry.
  • A proven track record of development and delivery of technical products.
  • Experience in automotive software development processes.
  • Experience in mobile, embedded and firmware systems as a hands-on driving leader.
  • Experience with software verification, validation and integration processes.
  • Experience with Agile software product management methodologies.
  • Experience building, developing and managing highly effective program management tools and processes.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with ability to work in a high-pace highly complex cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent organization and delegation skills with the ability to own the product roadmap and schedule with a track record of delivering projects on time.
  • Ability to inspire confidence in the executive members as well as the engineering project teams.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend complex problems and effectively facilitate the team to a decision and coordinate the action plan.
  • Solid root-cause analysis sense with the ability to correlate e.g. product architecture modifications to technical changes.
  • Solid skills in evaluation and criticism of engineering decisions and changes.

  • Experience as embedded software or algorithms engineer for e.g. automotive BMS or powertrain ECUs.
  • Experience with hardware-related system development (e.g. complex control units, vehicle electrical architecture, etc.)
  • Knowledge of automotive and safety standards (e.g. ASPICE, ISO26262, etc.)
  • Experience with Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence).

Education Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Software/Electronics Engineering, or equivalent. Master’s degree is highly valued.
  • Project Management training. PMP certificate is highly valued
Be part of something amazing

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.

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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