Staff Electrical Design Engineer - Safety

March 12, 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:

In this role you will integrate product development of core vehicle ECUs from design concept through production.


  • Low level circuit design of vehicle electronics incorporating safety architectures.
  • Collaborate with reliability and functional safety teams to create and review DFMEA, PFMEA, FTA, and FMEDA analyses
  • Support high speed design, thermal strategy, layout constraints, EMI/EMC optimization, PI/SI, and mechanical integration
  • Work cross-functionally with Hardware, Software and architecture teams to support SoC selection and architecture definition
  • Create and document the hardware safety requirements
  • Develop elaborate safety validation plans with test cases for the various safety critical vehicle electronic subsystems, facilitate testing and review/approve the validation test reports
  • Coordinate with software teams to ensure hardware and software integration requirements are implemented correctly at all levels of the stack, on the bench and within the system
  • Participate and guide the integration of core platform ECUs into the overall vehicle platform
  • Identify and implement process improvements that allow for agile development while maintaining engineering rigor
  • Partner with hardware & software teams to reach effective solutions to complex hardware meeting functional safety requirements
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related fields) or Master's degree with 1+ years experience or 5-7 years of relevant work experience
  • Deep understanding of SoC architecture
  • Experience in software integration a plus
  • Excellent communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Understanding of electrical design methodologies
  • Strong fundamentals in signal and power integrity
  • Experience in fault analysis of circuit designs
  • Design for EMI/EMC and root cause analyses
  • Proficiency in schematic capture and design layout tools
  • Hands on experience with design, test & validation of complex electrical systems involving 16/32-bit microcontroller platforms
  • Understanding of ISO26262 processes
  • Software experience
  • Experience using simulation tools such as MATLAB or PSpice for worst case circuit analyses
  • Experience designing FPGAs
  • Usage of safety analysis tools
  • Salary Range 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.

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