Staff Engineer, Engineering Voice of Customer and Benchmarking Testing

March 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:$144,000-$166,000
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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.


  • Plan, track, support and execute vehicle level field tests across multiple engineering fleets in remote locations.
  • Develop high level timing plans, budget for vehicle resources, staff and logistics.
  • Coordinate quotations and purchase orders with external vendors and internal accounting.
  • Create test documentation including test instructions, specifications, drawings and verification plans.
  • Prepare and update test units (hardware, software) and document condition and performance pre / during / post test for multiple attributes (NVH, Performance, Body / Chassis Structural Durability, others).
  • Execution and documentation of specific portions of the vehicle and component DVP&R.
  • Drive vehicles at Proving Grounds and other off-sites locations, under varied conditions such as cold/hot weather, off-road, remote urban, overseas, etc.
  • Perform subjective evaluations to identify system failure modes.
  • Lead initial root cause analysis for failures and issues, including software bug tracking; document and track using JIRA.
  • Lead regular and on-demand high priority meetings with stakeholders in Software, Vehicle Design, Quality, Attributes and other teams to ensure valid test results and rapid issue resolution.
  • Qualifications:

  • 7+ years in a similar role
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related science from an accredited university
  • Experience running and maintaining a variety of vehicle level and component level tests
  • Team first mentality
  • Innate curiosity about all things automotive
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience at Proving Grounds and remote public-road test sites
  • Familiarity with JIRA for planning and issue tracking
  • Experience with data loggers and data acquisition systems
  • Salary range for California Based Applicants: $144,000-$166,000 (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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    Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

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