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 diagnostic system test and validation engineers who are responsible for end-to-end testing of the diagnostic system in the vehicle.   You will be responsible for planning, technical oversight, and guidance, with the ability to jump in and execute the work wherever necessary. 
    ·       Lead a team of diagnostic system test and validation engineers to ensure thorough vehicle-level testing and validation of the on-board vehicle diagnostic system.
    ·       Responsible for organization, planning, execution, and reporting of vehicle-level diagnostic system testing.
    ·       Establish diagnostic system test processes that integrate with Rivian’s tools (e.g., JAMA, JIRA) to facilitate systematic testing and efficient documentation of test results.
    ·       Develop diagnostics system test plans to ensure thorough testing of the vehicle-level diagnostic system including:  diagnostic monitors (including fault insertion); fault code storage and data management system; supported UDS services; diagnostic system architecture.
    ·       Guide and work with the diagnostic system test and validation engineers to develop and document test cases.
    ·       Work with sub-system and component-level test teams to ensure appropriate test coverage exists (e.g., at Hardware-in-Loop and Software-in-Loop levels).
    ·       Plan and carry out reliability testing and in-use performance evaluation of the diagnostic system.
    ·       Support testing at the assembly plant and environmental test trips (e.g., hot weather, cold weather).
    ·       Identify and manage test assets (i.e., vehicles) required for diagnostic system testing across all programs.
    ·       Identify, procure, and manage tools and equipment required for diagnostic system testing (e.g., break out boxes, signal simulating tools).
    ·       Work with the diagnostics PM to provide regular, metric-based project updates to management team on state of diagnostics across the vehicle domains.
    ·       BS in Engineering (preferably Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Software related discipline)
    ·       7+ years of experience in an Engineering role
    ·       5+ years of experience in vehicle testing (preferably diagnostics and/or functional safety)
    ·       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
    ·       Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    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 and 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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