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Lead Backend Software Engineer - Cloud

Electronics & Software

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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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.

We are currently seeking a Lead Micorservices Platform Engineer, Cloud. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work 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.

The Role

  • Design develop and enhance cloud-based microservice architecture for mission-critical operations  
  • In-depth knowledge of Kubernetes, GoLang, MQTT, Rest API, TSL, SSL  
  • Hands-on in engineering and ability to deep dive into coding   
  • Create and maintain Architecture, Design, Troubleshooting, Deployment, Configuration documents  
  • Make key technical implementation decisions and help guide engineering vision   
  • Provide technical leadership and experience to a growing team of engineers  
  • Develop frameworks, services, and the necessary tooling to help other engineers build on top   
  • Evangelize good code and solid engineering practices   
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product owners, and designers to identify and solve challenging problems  
  • Lead by example with well designed, factored, and tested code  


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, OR equivalent work experience    
  • 10+ years of professional software development experience   
  • 4+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of microservice architecture.   
  • Experience with Cloud Native Platforms including Kubernetes, Open Shift, Docker, or Cloud Foundry in the public cloud  
  • Experience with Containers and/or Serverless, Microservices, Functions, Event-driven/reactive programming or other Cloud Native architectures  
  • Experience deploying systems into a production Cloud Native Environment  
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile engineering practices  
  • Experience building scalable, highly available service-oriented architectures.   
  • Experience with NoSQL data stores such as Cassandra and MongoDB  
  • Experience with message or event-driven architectures (such as RabbitMQ or Kafka)  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Ability to thrive in a cross-functional team on high profile, critical projects  
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical people alike   
  • Hands-on knowledge of container orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes   
  • Should have a sound understanding of distributed systems and its paradigms.  
  • Proficiency in a major programming language like Golang, C/C++, Python  
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols such as TCP/UDP, MQTT, REST, etc.  
  • Working knowledge of TLS/SSL 
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