Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada · California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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

The Infotainment team is at the core reimagining what mobility can be. They are responsible for building the ecosystem that delivers a beautiful and intuitive in-vehicle experience to Rivian drivers and passengers.


  • Be responsible for the design, development, and deployment of embedded platform for the Infotainment application (i.e., displays, cameras, graphics, power management, audio, Bluetooth, etc)
  • Assist in software-design and code reviews while assisting other developers on technical issues, design choices and decision making
  • Analysis of requirements, the architecture, design, development, code review, quality assurance and deployment of entire software engineering life cycle
  • Work closely with other development and cross-functional team members such as Connected Car, Self-Driving, Common Software, and Powertrain team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated 8+ years’ experience of developing embedded system software from requirements gathering through to implementation and maintenance
  • Proficiency with modern C and/or C++ programming skills
  • Experience with POSIX-based embedded systems; Preferred Linux and Android
  • Deep knowledge of one or more technical areas such as displays, cameras, graphics, power management, audio, and Bluetooth
  • Preferred experience with scripting languages such as PERL or Python
  • Preferred experience with low-level interfaces typical of embedded systems: such as I2C, SPI, GPIO, UART, USB, PCIe, SDIO, UFS, MDIO

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for British Columbia Based Applicants: $137,300 CAD - $171,600 CAD (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 for employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children. Coverage is effective on the first day 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.

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.