Lucid Careers

Engineering Vehicle Test Driver

Hardware Engineering

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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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. 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.

As an engineering test driver, you will be responsible for driving prototype and pre-production vehicles and documenting vehicle behavior in support of departmental engineering tests.

This role reports to our Test Fleet Manger.

The Role

  • Test drive and evaluate test vehicles on ‘real world’ driving situations on test routes/tracks, conduct safety inspections, perform specialized test procedures and document findings on driver reports in a clear and concise manner.
  • Recreate driving scenario in controlled and field tests and provide feedback to engineering team.
  • Perform vehicle checks, maintenance and keep vehicle prepared for field testing daily.
  • Manual data collection and driving including mapping drives and final data verification drives.
  • Specifically, our Vehicle Test Drivers will be responsible for driving prototype vehicles on various public and private roads in order to obtain data and troubleshoot technical issues.
  • The Test Drivers are valuable contributors, providing necessary feedback to our engineering team in order to advance this cutting-edge technology.


  • AA/AS degree, any field; or, demonstrated communication, analytic, mathematical, and reasoning skills consistent with a AA/AS degree;
  • Valid US driver's license with at least 7 years of driving experience and a clean driving record (DMV record will be obtained).
  • Enrollment in DMV Pull Notice Program is a nice-to-have.
  • Must be able to demonstrate safe driving in all weather conditions, including rain.
  • Safety Sensitive position requiring all persons assigned to activity be drug free.
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods routinely exceeding eight or more hours.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and possible overtime.
  • Must have good vision, hearing and motor skills. Alertness and good driving instinct to monitor automated vehicle performance and supervision.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to operate GPS.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly both written and orally.
  • Exceptional ability and desire to learn new skills and tools. Ability to apply oneself in new problems in a dynamic lean start-up environment.
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