Intern, Body 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.


    • Develop control systems for assigned features of the vehicle
    • Develop requirements and related test cases for features modeled in Matlab/Simulink
    • Work with other controls engineers to improve or develop a simulation model/platform to analyze, optimize, and troubleshoot various aspects of the vehicle
    • Assist integration of features into the controller code base
    • Test the developed software on the vehicle and assist in the calibration of the features
    • Support failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) for various features to comply with ISO 26262 standards
    • Develop diagnostic interfaces for the controller
    • Work in cross-functional teams to solve control problems

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Exposure to model-based design using Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
    • Understanding of Automatic Controls Systems
    • firm grasp of classical control theory tools like compensator design and PID tuning
    • Experience with C/C++ programming
    • Creativity in your design with an ability to build products with your hands
    • Hold a great line of communication and can work cross-functionally with multiple teams.
    • Field(s) of study: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Systems 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:

    • Understsanding of tools usch as Autostar, CANalyzer, or CANape
    • Expernce with Embedded coder in Matlab/Simulink

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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