Technical Specialist, Vehicle Dynamics Modeling

Newark, CA /
Hardware Engineering – Chassis Engineering /
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.

Lucid Motors is designing and creating a breakthrough electric car in the heart of Silicon Valley. Working at Lucid Motors means being part of a shared vision, where we work together to produce revolutionary ways to power the future. To do so, we’re looking for a Vehicle Dynamics Senior Technical Specialist with extensive experience designing, developing and delivering world-class suspension, steering and braking systems.

Your Role:

    • Contribute to the setting of vehicle dynamics and performance targets, through both benchmarking and identification of innovative paths to surpass what already exists
    • Develop component-, system- and vehicle-level virtual models, and rapidly iterate designs through simulation to achieve world-class vehicle attributes
    • Collect and analyze data from physical testing, establishing feedback loops to correlate and validate models
    • Design, own, implement and document vehicle dynamics test, development, and validation plans
    • Create and execute vehicle dynamics test methods and procedures
    • Support technology, system and supplier selection
    • Develop and tune vehicle systems including elastokinematics, spring systems, passive/semi-active/fully-active damping, steering, braking, stability, driveline dynamics, tires
    • Contribute to our ethos of collaboration, continual learning, and creative problem solving
    • Develop key relationships with both internal teams and external suppliers, using creativity and teamwork to solve problems and integrate multiple systems in the most efficient way possible
    • Work closely with stakeholders and attribute owners across the company (Vehicle Safety, NVH, Aerodynamics, Durability, Manufacturing, Program Management, Purchasing, Finance, etc.) to find optimal solutions for the complete vehicle
    • Manage multiple complex projects in a matrixed, fast-paced, high growth and changing environment
    • Travel domestically and internationally as required
    • Work with flexibility and commitment to solving whatever problems we encounter, in a high-pressure environment, to deliver a vehicle with truly world-class attributes


    • Expert knowledge of multibody simulation of vehicle attributes (preferably MSC ADAMS Solver/Car/Ride/Tire)
    • Extensive experience in the development and tuning, at component-, system- and vehicle-level, of elastokinematics, spring systems, passive/semi-active/fully-active damping, steering, braking, stability, driveline dynamics, tires
    • Extensive experience of vehicle-based objective and subjective assessment of benchmark vehicles and prototypes
    • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven approach
    • Deep understanding and experience of vehicle dynamics theory and application
    • Excellent fundamental physics and engineering understanding, and the ability to apply first principles to fully comprehend issues and develop optimized solutions
    • Knowledge of competitor, market, industry and homologation trends, and the ability to anticipate their influence on our products
    • A strong understanding of various analysis tools used by interfacing functional areas e.g. Matlab, Simulink, ANSYS, OptiStruct, ADAMS, SHARK
    • A proven track record of technical excellence in automotive engineering
    • A strong desire to create state-of-the-art engineering products as an integral part of a very capable team
    • A flair for creative engineering and problem solving, with the confidence to challenge conventional thinking while managing risk
    • 10+ years of automotive industry experience
    • Advanced driving skills, preferably development-oriented
    • The ability to build strong relationships and rapport throughout the company, and influence at all levels
    • Project leadership and mentoring skills


    • Knowledge of NVH, aerodynamics and durability principles
    • Familiarity with 3D CAD fundamentals


    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in an applicable Engineering discipline
    • Master’s Degree Preferred
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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.

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