Sr. Manager, BMS 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

Batteries are the key to enabling the transition to electric vehicles; innovation around our Battery Management Hardware is key to increasing range and performance, while reducing mass and waste. Rivian continues to vertically integrate major vehicle systems and develop vehicles that support a wide range of outdoor and commercial needs.  


Rivian is seeking a world class leader to serve in the newly created position of Battery Management Electronics Lead, who will grow and mentor a team of engineers to support the design and delivery of innovative battery management electronics vehicle electronics for consumer and commercial spaces as well as drive innovative technologies into all of Rivian’s vehicle portfolio. 


  • Lead the development and delivery of Rivian’s Battery Management System for Consumer, Commercial, and Energy products for all of Rivian’s platforms.  
  • Drive innovation around Battery architectures, components, assembly, PCBA manufacturing, component selection, and electronics design, across Rivian Consumer and Commercial Products. 
  • Set the technology roadmap within Battery Electronics and own Make/Buy Decisions for Battery Management Electronics 
  • Grow and mentor top talent in multidisciplinary electronics design in the art of BMS (Battery Management Systems) and Safety design 
  • Resolve Battery Electronics Integration and Battery Pack Launch issues 
  • Leading through direct input and collaboration, the creation of, and have final sign off on the following areas: 
  • Technical Product Requirements 
  • System design and definition 
  • Regular design reviews 
  • Test and Validation Plans 
  • Evaluate, Build, and Refine business and development processes 
  • Collaborate with Electrical, Software, Mechanical, Battery, Powertrain, Safety, and Thermal teams on pack architectures and technology roadmap development. 


  • BS+ in Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering, or equivalent experience 
  • 10+ years of experience working in highly complex safety related electronics 
  • 4+ years building, growing, and managing high performing teams. 
  • Experience in high volume mass production and delivery, automotive experience preferred 
  • Full stack experience taking products from concept to volume mass production 
  • Deep technical understanding of balancing volume, weight, power density, thermal density, and cost 
  • Demonstrated Creative thinking and problem-solving toolbox. 
  • Experience in low and high frequency product design  
  • Zoom Out and then Dive In, break down complex problems to identify issues and guide engineering resources to success.  

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range California-Based Applicants: $189,000 – $217,000 (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 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.


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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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