Embedded Software Engineer Manager, Autonomy & AI



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 responsible for leading and managing a team of engineers in the development and implementation of embedded software solutions for automotive applications and infrastructure. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical expertise in embedded software development, with a deep understanding of C++, Linux, and Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) platforms. While an automotive background is not required, a solid understanding of the automotive industry and its related technical challenges is a plus. 


  • Lead and mentor a team of engineers specializing in Embedded Applications and Infrastructure, providing technical guidance and fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. 
  • Oversee the design, development, and implementation of embedded software solutions for automotive applications and infrastructure, ensuring compliance with industry standards and best practices. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including program management, to define project requirements, specifications, and timelines for successful project execution. 
  • Conduct regular code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices. 
  • Drive the optimization and performance enhancement of embedded systems, identifying and resolving technical challenges and issues. 
  • Manage project schedules, resource allocation, and budgetary constraints to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of projects. 
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in embedded software technology, identifying and implementing relevant technological advancements to enhance product performance and competitiveness. 
  • Collaborate with the program management team to define project roadmaps and strategies based on market trends and customer requirements. 


  • MSc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field - or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in embedded software development, with a strong emphasis on C++, Linux, and Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) platforms. 
  • Proven experience in leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. 
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycles, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Knowledge of hardware-software integration and debugging processes in embedded systems. 

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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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