Staff Prediction Engineer, Self-Driving

March 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:$205,000
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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.


In this position, you will be a critical founding member in a growing team and have pivotable impact on the success of autonomy at Rivian. The role is for a technical lead in a team of engineers that develop real-time prediction algorithms that enable us to make valuable assumptions about the future state of the world. You'll interface closely with the Perception and Planning teams to define cross-functional KPIs. At Rivian, we develop our systems from the ground up and in-house. We do this to give you the best possible tools at your disposal and make it easier to apply your knowledge to the difficult problems ahead. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in autonomous vehicles or forecasting in a related field. The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of being able to deliver to production.


  • Lead the research and development efforts for features that encompass varying levels of autonomy.
  • Build the prediction stack that takes Rivian from L2 to beyond.
  • Design models from the ground up with an eye on run-time performance and prediction quality.
  • Optimize prediction for accuracy and reliability in complex merging and high traffic scenarios.
  • Work across teams to define and lead ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) feature sets.
  • Collaborate with Validation and Systems to define and monitor key metrics leading prediction design.

  • 5+ years of robotics, AV (Autonomous Vehicle), or other real-time, safety-critical experience
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Robotics, or other relevant Engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to build solutions from first principles
  • Strong C++
  • Background in prediction/forecasting with experience in learning and modeling from data
  • Strong knowledge in probabilistic machine learning
  • Experience building ML pipelines and managing data quality
  • Effective communication and collaborative

  • Experience writing probabilistic forecasting models
  • Experience working with GPUs (graphics processing units)
  • Demonstration of State-of-the-Art knowledge in AV (Autonomous Vehicle) prediction
  • Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $205,000.00 - $236,000.00 (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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