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.

Responsibilities

  • The Power Electronics Unit Design Release Engineer (DRE) will be responsible for development with supplier of key power electronic units 
  • Be the technical point of contact between Rivian and Tier 1 supplier
  • Manage program, software (SW), and hardware (HW) for the assigned part
  • Hold weekly or bi-weekly Program and SW meetings with Teir 1 suppliers
  • Work with systems engineering and SW teams to ensure the unit meets Rivian requirements
  • Collaborate with Cybersecurity and Diagnostics teams to ensure compliance to requirements
  • Support integration and testing of the part on benches and in vehicle
  • Track key issues and drive team to ensure timely resolution of problems
  • Interact with and facilitate cross-functional discussions with multiple teams: Quality, Reliability, Systems, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain
  • Engage with systems engineering to develop mission profiles
  • Review and understand analyses provided by supplier (electrical, thermal, FEA, etc)
  • Review supplier test data and assess compliance to requirements
  • Track supplier deliverables and drive to satisfy Rivian need dates
  • Ensure supplier delivers all required hardware by MRD by working with supply chain
  • Participate in the supplier DFMEA and ensure it is completed in accordance with Rivian’s expectations
  • Coordinate between engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain to determine prototype sample needs
  • Capture questions from Rivian cross functional teams and follow up with supplier to get answers in timely manner
  • Detailed review of all supplier qualification test plans and results
  • Work with supplier quality engineering for PPAP completion
  • Work with systems team to develop unit requirements for new programs
  • Develop roadmap for future power conversion solutions

Qualifications 

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, specializing in power electronics
  • Minimum 5 years relevant automotive or industrial experience
  • Good communicator, well organized
  • Have previously worked in design release function
  • Experience with automotive power electronics units
  • Familiar with relevant standards such as SAE J1772, EMC, AECQ
  • Knowledge of CAN communication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment

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