Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Staff Electrical Integration Engineer



Other Engineering
Tustin, CA, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 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

In this role, the Staff Electrical Integration Engineer will help integrate and test the vehicle power, communications, architecture, and energy distribution requirements for the low-voltage electrical systems.


  • Contribute to evaluating system failure modes, create and drive integration and validation plans, and support the execution of these test plans.
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate system-level performance of electrical architecture.
  • Analyze test outcomes and create test reports and summaries, escalating cross-functionally as necessary.
  • Identify, document, and highlight cross-functional gaps and dependencies - proactively work towards creative solutions to resolve integration issues and ensure vehicle functionality.
  • Deep-dive into vehicle log data and source code if required to root cause system-level issues and facilitate rapid issue resolution in collaboration with domain experts.
  • Support systems engineering activities including interface definition, development, and functional testing in coordination with various vehicle-level systems.
  • Hands-on technical support with debugging and resolution of vehicle issues.
  • Support the integration and testing of next-generation electrical systems.
  • Debug hardware and software issues during verification and validation testing.
  • Support proof of concept development.


  • BS + 8 years or MS + 6 years or PhD + 2 years or equivalent experience in electrical engineering or related field.
  • Ability to dive deep into electrical first principles and work in fast-paced and challenging environments.
  • Good understanding of the software and system integration of the components
  • High technical competence in electrical engineering
  • Strong Creative thinking and problem-solving toolbox.
  • Deep technical understanding of electrical functional distribution
  • Experience with reading electrical schematics and electrical wiring/distribution diagrams
  • Familiarity with Python and/or scripting languages
  • Proficiency in necessary test and measurement tools (Oscilloscope, Power Supplies, Data Loggers)
  • Demonstrated strong creative thinking and problem-solving toolbox.
  • Ability to collaborate and drive direction through multidisciplinary discussions.
  • Understanding of automotive requirements
  • Have a fine eye for detail, yet the ability to 'zoom out' and see the big picture.

Pay Disclosure

  • Salary Range for California (Tustin) Based Applicants: $125,000 - 156,200 (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

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.

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