Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Staff Component Engineer



Tustin, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024

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

We are looking for an experienced and passionate engineer who can bring their expertise to help us create innovative technology solutions in support of our mission to keep the world adventurous forever. At Rivian, we value creative problem-solving, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate. To be successful in this role, you will need experience in the design, development and maintenance of components and assemblies. You should also have excellent communication and organizational skills, and a passion for finding innovative solutions. This role will sit out of our office in Irvine, CA, and report directly to the Sr. Manager of Component Engineering.


  • Support design engineering in the selection of electronic components for their applications
  • Review Bill of Materials (BoM) to ensure compliance with application requirements (AEC-Q, Electrical/Mechanical attributes, etc.)
  • Manage the supply chain lifecycle for electronic components (EOL/LTB, PCNs, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams (Design, Supply Chain, Reliability, etc.)
  • Generate internal part numbers in PLM system (Arena, 3DX Enovia, Agile, etc.)
  • Support supply chain during clear to build (CTB) reviews by identifying alternate components for known shortages
  • Develop strategic relationships with component manufacturers
  • Contribute to overall process and workflow development between the cross functional teams
  • Support PCBA and/or component level failure investigations
  • Identify cost saving initiatives for electronic components
  • Perform component level landscape studies
  • Participate in cost reduction initiatives for next generation programs
  • Basic electronic equipment troubleshooting skills


  • Bachelors in Electronics Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in Component Engineering or engineering related discipline
  • Proficient in reading electronic component specifications and drawings
  • Familiarity with automotive grade component standards (AEC-Q)
  • Experience using component risk and obsolescence management tools (Silicon Expert, Z2Data, etc.)
  • Experience leading failure investigations and knowledge of 8D reports
  • Experience with PLM systems (Arena, 3DX Enovia, Agile, etc.)
  • Experience with ECAD component libraries (OrCAD, Altium, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the EVT, DVT, and PVT stages of the design lifecycle
  • Experience working in a high-speed environment with short development times
  • Demonstrated strong creative thinking and problem-solving toolbox

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range California-Based Applicants: $137,800 – $172,200 (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.

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.

Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.