Sr. Security Validation Engineer



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 Product Cybersecurity team designs, builds and implements solutions within our vehicles that focus on the safety, security, and privacy of our customers.


  • Develop test methods for validating security requirements for Rivian and supplier software
  • Develop test cases and harnessing for our security test automation platform
  • Work closely with cross-domain teams to implement, review and validate issues
  • Work with Factory Software teams to automate tasks for vehicle builds
  • Maintain HIL resources and systems


  • Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, or equivalent industry experience
  • Focus fields - Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Similar
  • 5+ experience working on security, embedded systems, system engineering, and/or test automation
  • Comfortable with a high level programming language like Python, Go, Java or Rust
  • Understanding of networking concepts (Switching, routing, VLANs, etc)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with C/C++ in a variety of applications, (i.e., from bare-metal MCU development up to application SW on an embedded Linux device)
  • Some familiarity with automotive networking interfaces and protocols (CAN, UDS, etc.)
  • Some experience with Hardware, such as harnessing, electronics integration, schematic review, etc

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

Candidate Data Privacy

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. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

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