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.

Reliability is at the core of Electric Adventure Vehicles. We are looking for engineers who have experience in bringing products from the early concept stages to production by working closely with designvalidation and manufacturing teams on solving technical problems along the way to make the most robust products. If some of the first things that come to your mind when looking at a complex design is “what are the ways this thing can fail and how can I make it better?” then, we are looking for you! 

Responsibilities

  • As a Design for Reliability Engineer focusing on reliability prediction, you will play a key role in designing reliability into the Rivian’s electronic assemblies from concept to production phases.  
  • You will collaborate with a world-class team of reliability, design, and validation engineers to come up with creative solutions to some of the most challenging engineering problems and prevent failures before hardware reaches the field. 
  • Provide timely and insightful reliability predictions to the low- and high-voltage EE teams, ensuring reliability feedback throughout the development process.

Day In Life  

  • Evaluate the reliability of electronic designs and architectures as a critical step in the development process, from initial concept through to production. 
  • Analyze usage and environmental conditions in order to improve requirement setting and testing methods. 
  • Partner with simulation and design teams to assess problem areas before physical parts are available for testing. 
  • Participate in design reviews and contribute to the reliability section of the design review. 
  • Develop reliability design guidelines and apply reliability lessons learned to enable continuous improvement. 
  • Devise accelerated test methods to explore design margins and grow reliability efficiently. 
  • Facilitate failure analysis to understand root cause and drive resolution for failures originating in testing. 
  • Assess and clearly communicate risk at each phase of the reliability program. 
  • Research failure mechanisms of new technologies and applications. Create designed experiments (DOE) to explore alternative choices on materials, processes, and designs. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline or equivalent. Preferably one or more years of industry experience in a reliability engineering role. Level of Role depends on experience and qualifications. In addition, a strong technical background and interest in reliability 
  • Experience with simulation tools for thermal or mechanical analyses. 
  • Working knowledge of physics of failure models for electronic components, PCBAs, and assemblies. 
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and familiar with a statistics software package, such as JMP or the ReliaSoft suite. 
  • A desire to contribute to a respectful, fun, inclusive and inspiring team culture. 

Must have domain knowledge:

  • Familiarity with PCBA design and manufacturing including laminate and component materials. 
  • Understanding of hierarchical approaches to modeling reliability 
  • Ability to apply reliability block diagram or fault tree modeling techniques to capture reliability performance from component to system levels. 

Bonus: 

  • Experience using Ansys Sherlock or other physics-of-failure based analysis tools. 
  • Familiarity with IEEE 1413, IEC TR 62380, MIL-HDBK-217 or similar failure rate prediction recommended practices and standards. 
  • Familiarity with functional safety processes and analyses. 
  • Working knowledge of accelerated-life-test development methods for PCBAs and components. 

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.

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