Lead Battery Control Systems Validation and Verification Engineer

June 02, 2023
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Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract.

As a company, we constantly challenge what's possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations.


The Battery Control Systems Validation & Verification Lead Engineer role is responsible for leading the readiness of the Battery Control System (Fusa and non-FuSa) for all Battery Programs at Rivian. The Lead Engineer will work closely with various stakeholders to derive sub-system requirements and verification test definitions. They will also audit requirements and DVP/Test traceability for program features o ensure our battery products are designed such that they are always ready for our customer's next adventure.


  • Responsible to lead Battery Control System readiness against program timing for DVP sign-off for all Battery Programs at Rivian
  • Responsible for derivation of sub-system requirements & verification test definition for battery programs
  • Work proactively with BCS engineers, BMS SW engineers, HV Architecture engineers, Test and Validation Engineers and other key stakeholders for requirement decomposition and feature maturity plan to meet program timing
  • Work closely with the TPMs and TIMs for gap analysis of requirement test coverage and traceability in JAMA across vehicle, pack, and HIL for Functional Safety and non-FuSa deliverables.
  • Support Integration engineers and ESS T&V team with clear test and validation requirements including ESS FuSa testing and DVP sign-off.
  • Drive completion of Feature Design Reviews, Validation review, and Verification Confirmation reviews for Project Release to program milestones
  • Audit requirements + DVP/Test traceability and gap analysis for Systems to HW/SW implementation for all program feature
  • Development of standards for verification and validations of core battery control systems in collaboration with BMS SW and ESS Test and Validation Teams in accordance with ISO26262.
  • Communicate and drive cross functional development of control requirements with Rivian Vehicle Features, Propulsion, Thermal, and Energy Management Teams
  • Work with engineers across multiple disciplines to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks

  • Must be able to adapt and work within dynamic development timelines, with accelerated hardware production timelines, and software release cadence
  • Detailed understanding of software interaction between the battery management system & the rest of vehicle; familiar with battery measurement and controls architecture
  • Previous experience with cross functional requirement development and implementation as well and validation
  • Qualifications

  • 3+ years of work experience in Battery and/or Automotive industries
  • At least a bachelor's degree in engineering discipline
  • Expert knowledge of battery behavior and High Voltage Safety
  • Expert Knowledge of battery sensing technology and battery management architectural design
  • Previous experience in automotive product development environments
  • Previous experience launching large volume automotive electronics systems and production schedules
  • Previous experience in developing and leading verification and validation of core battery control systems
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; reliant on core engineering principles and common sense
  • Strong communication, multitasking, and interpersonal skills, both in presentation and technical writing
  • Versed with automated requirements management tools (e.g. JAMA, Doors, etc.)
  • Issue tracking tools (Jira, Bugzilla, etc.)
  • Familiar with ISO 26262 with focus on functional safety
  • Equal Opportunity

    Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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