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.
In this role, the camera optical engineer will drive the development of best-in-class camera systems for deployment in Rivian vehicles. This is a high impact role as these camera systems serve all aspects of autonomy, driver assistance and driver convenience. The camera optical engineer would be a highly competent optical engineer, as well as having good working knowledge of image quality, CMOS image sensor, mechanical design, and module manufacturing process.
THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Partner with other product related organizations to distill the product requirements.
- Develop detailed specifications of lenses, module housing, and camera shroud.
- Work with supply chain to get the components manufactured per specification.
- Design lab test protocols and image quality metrics for lens, module, and camera shroud evaluation.
- Monitor the performance of the cameras in the field and refining the design.
THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Advanced degree in Physics, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related technical field.
- Experience in optical design tools such as ZEMAX and LightTools.
- Expertise in lens and illumination system design, testing, and validation.
- Demonstrated understanding of imaging systems and opto-mechanical system assembly and packaging, tolerance analysis, stray light analysis.
- Ability to perform comprehensive optical system performance characterization and failure analysis.
- Direct optical laboratory experience.
- Proficient in Matlab and/or Python programming.
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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