Intern, Chassis Systems and Powertrain Controls Engineer, Summer 2024

Newark, CA
Digital – Controls Engineering /
Intern /
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 no 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.

We are currently seeking an Intern motivated by the application of control theory to achieve desired vehicle dynamics. In this role, you will have the opportunity to build simulation and test frameworks that aid in developing state-of-the-art control systems that elevate vehicle ride and handling attributes via the actuation of motors, brakes, and suspension systems. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches problem-solving 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. 


    • Application of concepts in control theory to a variety of domains like handling dynamics, ride dynamics, and NVH to achieve desired vehicle attributes
    • Application of linear analysis techniques and frequency domain analysis
    • Develop simulation tools that enable objective decision-making for control system architectures, calibration, and formulating requirements
    • Test the developed software on the vehicle and assist in the calibration of the features
    • Occasional travel for vehicle testing

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Previously taken classes or enrolled in classical and discrete control systems
    • Basic knowledge of model-based design using Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
    • Basic understanding of vehicle handling and ride dynamics
    • Working knowledge of chassis hardware such as dampers, springs, anti-roll bars, brakes, steering, etc. 
    • Field(s) of study: Electrical Engineering, Automotive Systems, Mechanical Engineering or related fields
    • Will consider undergrads Junior level or above Pursuing Bachelor’s or master's degree 
    • Proof of enrollment in current or into next program (MS, PhD)

Nice to Have:

    • Good understanding of state estimation and sensor fusion techniques
    • Knowledge of adaptive filtering is advantageous
    • Experience with CAN analysis tools like CANoe, CANalyzer, and CANape
    • Experience with performance driving is a plus

Program Information:

    • Timing: May-August, or June-September pending class schedules. 
    • Duration of Internship: Our internship program is 12 weeks; the end date is flexible based on individual needs.
    • Work Location & Environment:   This position will be in Newark, CA, and is fully in-person.  The working environment will be a mix of lab & office work.
    • Compensation: Student compensation is based on location and current degree level, non-negotiable. 
    • Visa Sponsorship: Lucid may but is not obligated to sponsor foreign national employees requiring company sponsorship for U.S. employment authorization. 
    • Relocation: One round trip flight to the assigned work location from/to permanent residence.  
    • Housing/Transportation: You must provide your own living arrangements and transportation in the local area.  
    • Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent on clearing a background check. 
    • Drug Screening: All offers of employment are contingent on passing a drug screen.  
    • Medical benefits: Dental and vision on day 1 for all interns working 32+ hours a week; medical for interns in California working 32+ hours a week. 
The hourly range for internships specific to the location is $28/hr-$68/hr and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account: degree level and job-specific domain. You may be eligible for additional compensation as well as access to our medical, dental, and vision programs.

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