Sr. Technical Program Manager, Hardware



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

In this role, you will be a member of Rivian’s Technical Program Management team, responsible for driving hardware related aspects for the Future Programs team, internally and external.  You will partner with product, hardware and software engineering, and other cross-functional teams to drive hardware development in consumer level products as well as integrate them into Rivian’s validation and production environment.  This role will require deep collaboration from various stakeholders from concept to production, requiring strong partnerships with engineering, supply chain, and other teams.


  • As a Technical Program Manager at Rivian, you’ll use your technical expertise to lead complex, multi-disciplinary hardware projects from start to finish, managing multiple critical hardware workstreams including electrical, mechanical, industrial design and other aspects of hardware development.
  • You’ll work with stakeholders to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company.
  • Collaborate with a team of software and hardware engineers on multiple high-visibility consumer-facing products.
  • Drive the planning and implementation of customer features with the cross-functional teams to hit roadmap goals, tracking progress, analyzing risks, resolve execution issues and communicating status.
  • Develop and manage program schedules, technical issues, design release management and resource needs with engineering and cross-functional teams.
  • Manage communication of progress/status with stakeholders and leadership in various locations and time zones, own and nurture relationships between cross-functional teams
  • Implement process improvements to streamline product development and continuously manage risks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, electrical engineering, or a related engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience in program management, product management, engineering or similar cross-functional role
  • Track record of launching consumer electronics, IoT devices and/or other similar hardware/software devices from concept to production through the hardware PDP process.
  • Experience managing design releases, validation test plans, build execution and supply chain management.
  • Proficiency with program management software tools (i.e., JIRA, Smartsheets, Agile/Arena, etc.)
  • Passion for and demonstrated proficiency in working with cross-functional hardware & software teams.
  • Highly collaborative mindset and strong communication skills.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $147,000.00 - $169,000.00 (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.


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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