Staff, Electrical Architect



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

Our Platform Architecture team works to create the next generation vehicle systems. In this role we are looking for a lead to help steer some of the vehicle power and energy distribution requirements for the low voltage electrical systems.


- Support the design of next generation electrical systems.
- Perform research and development tasks for various technologies.
- Steer the technology adoption across various organizations within Rivian.
- Create architectural tradeoff’s considering cost, mass, performance, and serviceability.
- Break down functions and features to their core components and work with teams to build them into unified solutions.
- Balancing competing requirements, you will work in a cross functional teams, driving and representing electrical functions in vehicle architectural discussions and decisions for upcoming Rivian vehicle platforms, maintain engineering performance budgets.
- Work cross functionally to drive and decompose requirements from product requirements down to electrical component level requirements. You’ll support the development of vehicle logical schematics.


- 8+ years of experience working in systems or electronics.
- Advanced engineering degree in Electrical engineering or equivalent.
- Ability to lead multiple teams with a technology from concept to production.
- High EQ and the ability to collaborate to with others.
- Ability to dive deep into first principles in electrical to reach a solution.
- Deep technical understanding of transportation functional distribution
- Deep technical understanding of mass weight power balancing across a vehicle.
- Good understanding of the software and system integration of the components.
- High technical competence in electrical engineering.
- Strong Creative thinking and problem solving toolbox.

Pay Disclosure

  • Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $168,000 - $193,000 (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.


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