Director, Autonomous Driving Software and Machine Learning

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 01.SEP.2021
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Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that ele...


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.
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Lucid's mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. We constantly seek talented, motivated individuals possessing a proven track record of excellence to join our team. Become part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive and mobility industry.

The Autonomous Driving (AD) team in Lucid is currently seeking a Director to be responsible for the ADAS/ AD software (SW) Engineering, Machine Learning, and Data Engineering development. This position requires an experienced professional with a track record of successfully bringing new automotive ADAS and AD features into production.

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.

You Will:
Manage and direct the ADAS/AD SW Engineering, Machine Learning, and Data Engineering groups and lead SW development
Contribute to the AD SW development roadmap, strategic planning, production rollout planning
Lead the ADAS/AD perception SW, sensor fusion, localization, motion planning and Control, software architecture, data engineering for Lv.2/3/4 AD systems
Lead the design, prototyping, engineering, validation, and launching the cutting-edge Autonomous driving software stacks
Be responsible for all the ADAS/Autonomous Driving SW production release
Manage supplier partnerships and engagements
Drive the ADAS/AD SW specifications with creative ideas to bring each ADAS/AD feature to the next level providing the best in class premium experience
Lead a rapid prototype system in quickly manner to show a proof of the concept
Lead performance validation and evaluation of the SW system
Work closely with Tier 1/2 suppliers and internal teams to implement innovative solutions
Contribute to the timely delivery of fully validated, high-quality customer features
Work closely with other teams to ensure good communication to achieve a seamless and robust vehicle implementation

You Bring:
Proven track record of bringing AD SW, machine learning algorithm, and development process into production
In-depth experience in SW development & release process, AD perception algorithm, sensor calibration, and motion control and planning development & deployment
Knowledge in programming in C/C++, testing complex SW systems
Experience with automotive supplier interaction, specification development, project/release management, change management
Capability and creativity to successfully complete projects with unconventional ideas in highly constrained, innovative startup environments
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Knowledge of ROS, DDS or other middleware systems, Autosar
Knowledge of any other programming languages (e.g. Matlab / Simulink, Python, C/C++, JavaScript, etc.)
Experience in working in agile development teams
Experience in component and system integration, testing and verification on system and vehicle level
Knowledge of applicable safety standards and regulations (ASPICE, ISO 26262), industry benchmark and customer requirements
Experience in automotive supplier interaction, specification development, release management, change management

Educational Requirements:
MS plus 3 years industry experience in the areas of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or other related fields
Higher degrees preferred
3 years of managing experience or 10 years SW engineering experience, ideally in the automotive field
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