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.
This position is located within Rivian’s Vehicle Attributes & Performance: Vehicle Safety & Structural Efficiency organization in Irvine, CA. This position will involve travel to vehicle safety crash test sites as needed. You will be engaged in the design and technical discussions leading to developing and implementing the high/low voltage strategies meeting all legal, third party and in-house vehicle safety requirements. You will work with other architectural, systems, and component engineers to identify, investigate and propose solutions for electrical systems and features on current and future vehicles.to robustly meet electrical safety requirements.
- Understand safety requirements for the vehicle battery and high/low voltage architecture
- Perform Fuse & Wiring confirmations on safety critical subsystems
- Influence Electrical Routing & Layout to align with safety goals.
- A strong ability to collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams
- Communicate issues affecting vehicle safety in high/low voltage systems & interfaces to other systems
- Provide support to the test team, on & off-site, in test set-up, analyzing test data & in post-test teardowns
- Communicate post-test observations, data analysis & performance results.
- Stay current on battery and electric vehicle crash protection technologies.
- Help create cost/mass effective solutions meeting exemplary safety performance
- Communicate results and recommendations to design teams.
- 5+ years of experience in high/low voltage battery to electric vehicle integration
- Comfortable in fast paced environment with on the fly problem solving ability
- Familiarity w/ CAN, LIN, Ethernet protocols and relevant tooling
- Candidate should possess strong troubleshooting skills in hands-on role
- Familiarity with a multimeter, oscilloscope, and comfortable working in an HV environment
- In-depth experience with integrating high voltage systems in vehicle
- Familiarity with vehicle high/low voltage design standards (e.g. FMVSS 305, ECE-R100 and SAE J1766), high voltage components, connectors, inverters, converters, chargers, auxiliaries and motors a plus.
- Familiarity with automotive safety analysis.
- FuSa (Functional Safety) familiarity; bonus if candidate is formally ISO-26262 certified/trained
- Demonstrable resourcefulness, technical knowledge, analytical capability, and communication skills
- A self-starter with high levels of initiative and innovation
- Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree (preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science/Physics.
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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