Staff Power Electronics Engineer - Inverter



Job Description

About Rivian

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 role will lead the traction inverter controller development, focusing on the embedded controller from the concept design to the production release. The role shall be self-directed and capable of implementing and testing the production solution in a disciplined manner but flexible enough to deal with the ambiguity during the development phase.  


  • Establish and maintain the bill of design for the traction inverter electronics
  • Establish test and analysis methodologies on circuits and components
  • Interact with component and manufacturing suppliers
  • Design and verify PCBA along with key components in the traction inverter
  • Take the responsibility of supporting cross-functional people of design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing for the team success.
  • Collaborate with team members and lead inverter electrical design team activities.


  • Minimum MS Degree in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D preferred)
  • 5+ years’ experience preferred working on power electronics topics outside of academy
  • Expertise in embedded controller design
  • Expertise in high voltage power inverter circuit and knowledge on power semiconductors including wide bandgap device.
  • Ability to design, analyze and document electrical circuits dealing with high voltage components, isolated power supplies and analog circuits.
  • Experience working in lab environment with oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters
  • Experience using engineering simulation software tools such as Spice, Mathcad, and Matlab/Simulink.

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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