Technical Specialist, Smart Energy Standards and Certification

Lucid

  • Full Time

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 a talented Technical Specialist for Lucid Smart Energy Products and the Smart Energy Program. This position requires an experienced professional with a proven track record of excellence in understanding, contributing to and defining complex technical standards combining electrical and digital aspects. The candidate demonstrates strong organizational capability and the ability to command respect from the talented cross functional teams. The ideal candidate will communicate proactively, so each individual team member remains aware of the timing and delivery expectations placed upon them and that critical issues are identified and brought to the attention of senior management in a timely manner.

 

The Role:

 

  • Oversee the requirements to safely integrate a smart energy setup into the electrical grid
  • Work with utilities across the U.S. to work towards common standards
  • Influence standardization bodies
  • Drive Security specification
  • Analyze the needs and actively contribute to Standardization, Protocol Specification and Certification
  • Specify messaging for bidirectional power transfer
  • Integration into larger home or building management system, decide upon protocol for doing so
  • Ensure smart grid interoperability
  • Drive roadmap of target certifications on vehicle components
  • Oversee and select standards for smart home, EVSE integration, safety and others as relevant
  • Snip and downsize standards to enable fast prototyping with upgrade path to full protocol stack implementation
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    Qualifications:

     

  • Technical experience in the field of electric vehicle charging
  • Technical experience with smart home energy systems and the electrical grid
  • Preferably [8+] years experience in the relevant field with a a strong focus on system-level architecture
  • Deep understanding of electrical principles and digital communication principles and protocols on “M.Sc.-Level
  • The drive to influence standardization committees balancing different interests, arguing with technical reason and having the customer’s interests in mind
  • Strong ability of abstraction and combining both, a system-wide approach and a product-centric viewpoint
  • Experience with creating system and component specifications and communication protocols
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    Education:

     

  • Ph.D. preferred
  • Master’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline (electrical engineering, microelectronics, computer science, physics, or similar).
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    At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity – we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 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.
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