Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Systems Integration Engineer, Data Collection Platform, Autonomy



Palo Alto, CA, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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

As part of the Autonomy Systems Integration team, you will be fundamental in the successful development and deployment of Rivian’s suite of ADAS/Autonomy features. You will be part of the Palo Alto-based System Integration team which works cross-functionally with Rivian SW development teams based locally and throughout Rivian locations around the country. This role is expected to be onsite, with occasional travel (10-20% per year) required to meet development and testing needs.


  • Responsible for executing the software release, system testing, offboard hardware / software integration for Rivian’s Data Collection Fleet supporting Autonomy & AI.
  • Lead the debugging and prioritization of functional issues on data-collection platforms, addressing problems that may arise from Hardware, Software or Electrical systems.
  • Act as the primary point of contact on the vehicle when issues occur, prioritizing and escalating them based on their impact on users and the overall program.
  • Support developing, maintaining, and improving the overall health and stability of data collection vehicle software.
  • Support for software and hardware integration for the data collection fleet.
  • Support the triage of system hardware & software bugs and investigate perceived issues.
  • Provide comprehensive advanced systems expertise in integrating sensors onto vehicle platforms, deploy architecture changes, and managing vehicle revisions, thus ensuring that new configurations work as expected during development and operations.
  • Support efforts related to integration including overall vehicle build, commissioning/bring-up of various sensor & actuator systems, and developmental testing on prototype and production vehicle platforms.


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 2+ years of work experience working on automated driving applications
  • Strong Python, Bash software development skills
  • Strong Linux experience
  • Familiar with Git, Jira, and software development lifecycle tools
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Hardware and Software Tinkerer
  • Knowledge of Network Architecture (TCP/IP, UDP, PTP, Hardware Layer)
  • Strong working knowledge of automotive electrical systems and communication protocols
  • (CAN, Flexray , Ethernet) and relevant debug tools
  • Hands-on experience debugging complex systems that involve multiple ECUs with interfaces to various vehicle sub-systems
  • Good communication and willing Project Manager
  • Strong knowledge of integration of Lidar, Radar, and Camera sensor fusion for data collection
  • Ability to work in office 5 days a week, you are a person who runs towards solving problems
  • Clean driving record with professional experience driving prototype test-vehicles in test-tracks

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $129,300.00 - $161,600.00 (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.

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