Sr. Embedded Software Engineer - RTOS



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 the Embedded Software Development Engineer at Rivian, you will develop platform software and firmware for our cutting-edge Autonomous Driving Platform. You will work closely with hardware engineers to bring up the next generation of ADAS platform. You will develop, test, and document platform software including various embedded software and tools to enable the hardware features, functional safety, and security of the system.  


  • Port and maintain RTOS such as FreeRTOS or Zephyr to target MCU.  
  • Design, develop, and test automotive-grade software for a microcontroller running in an RTOS (Real Time Operating System) environment.  
  • Work across the embedded software stack; implementing MCU drivers, interfacing off-chip peripherals, and writing safety-critical application software. 
  • Develop unit tests, integration tests, and profiling tools. 
  • Debug across software and hardware to understand the root issue and provide solutions and collaborate with multiple teams if needed. 
  • Document platform software and tools. 


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field. 
  • 5+ years of related work experience. 
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, computer architecture, real-time operating systems, device drivers, and embedded systems programming.  
  • Experience in programming with C/C++. 
  • Experience developing and debugging applications or device drivers in RTOS environments. 
  • Experience using debuggers, oscilloscopes, JTAG, logic analyzers, etc. 
  • Experience with common bus interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, or CAN. 
  • Good debugging skills with an ability to work across teams. 
  • Experience with version control systems like Git.

Pay Disclosure

  • Salary Range for Bay Area Based Applicants: $163,000 - 197,000 (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

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

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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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