Sr. Software Engineer, Data Platform



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. 


  • Design and develop Rivian bidirectional communication interface between Cloud and Vehicle
  • Primary responsibility includes design, code, troubleshoot technical issues as a Data Engineer
  • Willing to be on-call rotation as needed to support Staging and Production systems.
  • Work with Devops engineer to design systems or resolve issues.
  • Contribute to planning, prioritizing and lead as needed in different capacities.
  • Must be willing to take up new challenges and flexible in adapting to changing requirements, design needs and deployment challenges.
  • Must be flexible to work with multiple teams, able to collaborate within and across teams to dynamic work environments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or any STEM discipline
  • Knowledge of Cloud fundamentals (preferably in AWS) and distributed systems
  • Strong system and component-level design and troubleshooting skills, including memory, CPU profiling on cloud-based services.
  • Strong coding skills in one or more programming languages – Golang, Python, Rust, Java. Must include knowledge of how-to unit test, system test.
  • Good foundation on Unix and bash. Some basic knowledge of Cloud networking is preferred.
  • Preferred good foundations on Containerization – Docker, Kubernetes, or similar technologies.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD, Git, Release Management
  • Preferred some understanding of Cloud resource provisioning using CDK, Cloud Formation or Terraform – not a requisite.

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.  


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