Sr. Staff IOT Hardware Design Engineer

March 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$184,000
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Working Time:Full time
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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.

Role Summary

The Future Programs team exists to expand the definition of Electric Adventure Vehicle with new product and ecosystem solutions. We are specifically focused on addressing local transportation and the outsized impact towards Keeping the World Adventurous Forever that comes with disrupting short, high-emission trips.


  • Join a cross functional team with the mission of developing a new light electric vehicle product line
  • Lead activities to define electrical hardware and software enabled customer experience features and requirements
  • Progress product requirements to methodically documented subsystem technical requirements, system block diagrams, and software functions
  • Develop and maintain the IoT system roadmap incorporating new technologies in wireless connectivity
  • Managing the IoT module development timeline with the stakeholders to ensure delivery of high quality and scalable system in expected timeframe
  • Manage the design and development of embedded systems, wireless communication protocols and security
  • Drive the technical decisions including hardware chipset selection, software tools and development processes
  • Perform electrical analysis, simulations, and testing to ensure product reliability and compliance with industrial standards
  • Designing the electrical hardware including component selection, schematic capture, and layout with focus on high volume manufacturing
  • Work closely with PCBA vendors and CMs on taking the complex hardware from prototyping phase to production
  • Document and maintain requirements and validation status in requirements database tool
  • Develop detailed test and validation plans and provide a technical support in their execution
  • Collaborate with software engineering to construct and maintain high level software functional descriptions and state diagrams
  • Be the point of contact between own team and other systems (such as System Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software, Controls…) within Rivian to achieve collaboration and efficiencies across the company
  • Qualifications

  • 7+ year track record of electrical engineering accomplishments, curiosity, continual learning and “system level” thinking
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and influencing skills – this is a highly collaborative role
  • Experience working in small to medium size organizations that provided exposure to a broad set of challenges across both EE hardware and software domains
  • Extensive experience designing HDI PCBAs, hardware bring-up and characterization
  • Broad knowledge base of common analog and digital EE systems, low cost MCU platforms, sensors, signal conditioning, control theory and embedded software
  • Hands on experience with wireless connectivity protocols, BLE, LTE, WiFi, OTA
  • Proficiency with common protocols and their hw implementation (SPI, CAN, I2C, SENT, LIN…)
  • Comfortable working in common EE lab environment, using <1kW power supplies and Li-Ion batteries
  • Basic understanding of thermal management on PCBA level
  • Experience with control algorithm, embedded software and general software architecture design and development process
  • Knowledge of EMI, EMC, electrical safety and regulatory requirements for products in this class (e.g. CE, FCC)
  • Accomplishments in taking new products through mass production launch
  • Formal electrical engineering education, B.S. minimum, higher preferred
  • Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $184,000.00 - $211,000.00 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

    Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

    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.

    Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at [email protected].

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