Staff Software Engineer, In-Vehicle Rendering



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

At Rivian, we are reimagining what mobility can be. Beyond redesigning the automobile, we are rethinking the entire ecosystem. From excitement to sustainability, utility to comfort, we are working to deliver joyful mobility experiences without the pain points of today. 


As we develop a fully integrated experience in our R1 and future vehicle lines, we need engineers to help redefine the next generation of features that build upon and integrate into our in-vehicle infotainment systems. This role will be focused on building and refining rendering technology.


Our diverse team shares an innate curiosity for the world, a willingness to see things differently, and a passion for getting things done. We never stand still in our pursuit of progress, and we are looking for the best and brightest talent to accelerate our vision toward future mobility. 


  • Design and develop Rivian Rendering engines for In-Vehicle infotainment
  • Develop software working on Native Android
  • Collaborate with Application and Platform Software, HMI developers, System Design, and Test Engineers to realize a modern in-vehicle experience
  • Test and iterate on the in-vehicle experience in Rivian prototype vehicles


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • 5-6+ years’ experience working with lower-level rendering interfaces OpenGL, DirectX or Vulkan
  • Experience authoring shaders in GLSL, HLSL or comparable
  • Experience profiling and optimizing rendering pipelines
  • 5-6+ years' experience with modern object-oriented languages like Kotlin, or C++
  • Software Development life cycle experience, from requirements gathering through to implementation and maintenance
  • Experience working in embedded or gaming software environments
  • Experience writing multithreaded applications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in code versioning tools including Git, Bitbucket and others.
  • Experience working with the Android environment

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range California-Based Applicants: $178,500 – $216,900 (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 adequate 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

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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