Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Software Analyst II, Autonomy



Palo Alto, CA, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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

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 unknown areas.

Rivian’s Self-Driving Data Team is responsible for delivering high-quality data for ADAS development. To that end, we are seeking a Software Analyst II, who is a self-starting, detail-oriented, data-driven problem solver. You will plan upcoming 3D/2D annotation projects with multiple stakeholders and companies, maintain ongoing relationships with vendors and ensure quality, track bug fixes and feature requests, define labeling policy, annotate 3D sensor data, and quality control annotated data.


  • Assess the level of effort and execute multiple projects end-to-end. Conclude if it can be done in-house or requires outsourcing.
  • Collect labeling requirements and develop, maintain, and update labeling policy for each project.
  • Develop annotation certification and define performance & quality metrics.
  • Maintain organized metrics via spreadsheets or databases and be able to report on metrics accordingly.
  • Conduct QA/QC analysis, ensure we provide high-quality 3D/2D data to annotators, and check the quality of annotations.
  • Implement process for labeling efficiency. Measure effectiveness for continual refinement of processes.
  • Work with multiple vendors and understand the contracts & quotes for 3rd party annotations/tools.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to ensure consistent process implementation, with the ability to automate basic processes.
  • High level of motivation, project ownership, engagement, focus, and personal accountability.


  • BS degree in a technical/related field and 1+ years of experience or 3+ years of experience.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • Strong understanding of 3D/2D data annotation and evaluation workflow for ML use cases.
  • Experience leading a team, training/mentoring junior team members, and executing projects with offshore teams.
  • Experience with LiDAR point cloud, video, and image annotation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and deliver under aggressive timelines.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate multiple projects across several teams (both in-house and external vendors).
  • Experience working cross-functionally with engineering and annotation teams across multiple time zones.
  • Experience building or iterating on existing processes and tools.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Basic scripting knowledge in Python, SQL, Databases, or Visualization is a plus.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $105,000.00 - $131,100.00 (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 effective 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.