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. 

We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.

Role Summary

The Smart Diagnostic Systems mission is to ensure our products are always capable of keeping our customers out on their adventure.​
We achieve our mission by developing the most advanced integrated diagnostic system in the world; capable of proactively monitoring, analyzing and learning from our fleets throughout their lifecycle.
 
This role is a critical piece of our overall success and will guide a team of diagnostics system development engineers focusing in on specific sub-systems to develop and ensure appropriate implementation of the overall vehicle diagnostics system.  Diagnostics system development spans across all Rivian assets and for the entirety of the program lifecycle - from engineering development to the assembly plant to service in the field.  You will be responsible for technical oversight and guidance, with the ability to jump in and execute the work wherever necessary. 
 
THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL DO:
 

· Lead a team of diagnostic development engineers who serve as subject-matter experts for various vehicle domains, specifically targeting manufacturing and service

· Ensure diagnostic consistency across all teams and asset programs

· Be the central interface between engineering, manufacturing and service with regards to definition and implementation of onboard diagnostics

· Organize feedback from stakeholders to facilitate continuous improvement within embedded controllers and Rivian’s proprietary diagnostic ecosystem

· Oversee, guide and organize DFMEA activities across sub-systems to ensure appropriate analysis from component up to vehicle, ensuring necessary diagnostic coverage

· Oversee, guide and organize PFMEA activities to ensure appropriate definition of required processes and diagnostic services to facilitate vehicle assembly at the production plant

· Drive diagnostic system coverage requirements based on DFMEA and PFMEA outputs

· Drive development of diagnostic monitoring strategies including: detailed requirements definition and algorithm development

· Work with module groups (firmware and software domain controller teams) to ensure appropriate implementation of code

· Work with the broader diagnostics team to ensure implementation of diagnostic platform including: aide troubleshooting bugs, update     requirements and implementation from feedback, provide support to testing, integration and calibration activities

· Work with the diagnostics PM to provide regular, metric-based, project updates to management team on state of diagnostics across the vehicle domains

· Provide necessary documentation and information to the service organization to facilitate creation of service documentation

 
THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
 
· BS in Engineering (preferably Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Software related discipline)
· 7+ years of experience in an Engineering role
·  5+ years of experience in diagnostics and/or functional safety systems development
·  2+ years of technical leadership
·  Familiarity with Vector and/or Peak CAN based diagnostic tools
·  Familiarity with vehicle communication protocols (CAN, CANFD, DoCAN, DoIP, ETH, LIN, XCP, SENT, etc.)
·  Familiarity with diagnostic standards (ISO-14229, SAE J2012, SAE J1979/ISO-15031, SAE J1962, etc.)
·  Familiarity with SAE J2012-DA and SAE J1979-DA is a plus
·  Experience in OBD-II, (cyber)security, and telematics is a plus
·  Demonstrated ability to technically lead and drive progress across multiple vehicle domains
·  Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and deliver technical projects
·  Collaborate with multiple cross-functional disciplines, including external stakeholders
·  Think fast, prioritize, and make decisions that benefit Rivian as a whole using a first principles approach
·  Strong verbal and written communication skills
 
THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL WORK:
 
Department: Smart Diagnostic Systems
Location: Irvine, CA
Travel up to 50% of the time, depending on program phase.  Travel will be primarily to Normal, IL, Plymouth, MI, and Surprise, AZ but potentially environmental test locations worldwide as well.

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Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.

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