Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Sr. Embedded Engineer, Energy Management Systems



Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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.


  • Develop algorithms and controllers in an embedded-C environment for energy and power management features and applications for our commercial and customer fleet.
  • Define the software architecture, create design requirements and implementation specifications while working with multiple stakeholders for a robust and efficient low voltage system.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define, develop and integrate vehicle-wide functions.
  • Write embedded test code for testing all software components in an ECU (Electronic Control Units), from HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) all the way up to the application, using unit, SIL, and physical HIL tests.
  • Create scalable architectures and designs keeping in mind Functional Safety and running DFMEAs.
  • Lead technical meetings with team members and management to review system design, software architecture, and feature performance.
  • Guide teams with their test plans and experiments to achieve design & validation goals.
  • Participate in code reviews during development sprints. Provide technical feedback to drive quality design.


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience in embedded programming in C or C++
  • 3+ years’ experience in using Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) such as FreeRTOS, SafeRTOS etc.
  • Experience with bus standards such as SPI, I2C, CAN, LIN, and Ethernet.
  • Experience with communications protocols such as UDS, DoIP, and TCP/IP.
  • Experience with advanced 32-bit multi-core microcontrollers.
  • Proficient in using test equipment for debugging at the hardware level (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $135,100 - $179,040 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust supplementary medical/Rx, dental, and vision insurance employees, their source or domestic partner, and children. Coverage is effective on the first da of employment, and Rivian covers all 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.

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