Sr. Systems Integration 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

As an engineer focusing on test automation and integration for the Connectivity Software team at Rivian, you will work alongside software developers, system integrators, and system engineers to support automated testing of features such as WiFi, cellular, Ethernet, and GPS domains along with telematics and mobile app integration. Additional responsibility may include automated testing of mainline and custom Linux services, kernels, and bootloaders.


The connectivity automation engineer will champion the automated validation of connectivity feature development by creating, refining, and executing automated tests using a customized hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) framework. The engineer will also collect, review, and share results and as needed, create the appropriate tickets and documentation if issues are found. Depending on feature and hardware/software maturity, the engineer may need to scale the HIL architecture to accommodate the required automated validation. An out-of-the-box approach with respect to test execution and data analysis will greatly enhance the development teams and will help deliver Rivian’s focus on keeping the world adventurous forever.


  • Working-level knowledge of Linux systems to include benchmarking and resource characterization
  • Working-level knowledge of Linux development "from the ground-up"; familiarity with systemd and associated tooling
  • Familiarity with embedded security concepts such as secure bootloaders, read-only filesystems, IP table rules, and security policies
  • Working-level knowledge of Python and scripting
  • The ability to arrive to meaningful conclusions from disparate data sets
  • The ability to accurately isolate issues in hardware, firmware, and software
  • Provide insights and opportunities for performance and stability improvement


  • A degree in either Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Information Systems
  • A thorough understanding of the OSI model, network protocols, and expertise with test tools such as Wireshark and nmap
  • Proficient with scripting languages including Python and/or Shell
  • Proficient with database manipulation and data presentation
  • A mindset geared towards collaboration and forward progress
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and even with time constraints, apply creative and critical thinking to deliver exceptional results
  • Availability to travel and support activities during off-peak hours as-needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to triage ongoing customer issues and escalate accordingly
  • Working-level knowledge of Robot Framework

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $178,500 - $196,500 (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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