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.


  • Lead the architecture, scalability, and administration of fault-tolerant data systems
  • Implement company-wide distributed database solutions aimed at high-performance and extensibility
  • Guide and mentor team members to innovate and take on ambitious, ambiguous, and massively distributed computing challenges
  • Make pragmatic data-driven decisions, clearly articulate logical reasoning
  • Research and incrementally improvement and optimize solutions to data flow across the company.
  • Ingest and rapidly become an expert in new technologies, standards, and protocols.
  • Demonstrate front-line leadership with an emphasis on excellence and quality in everything performed. 



  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar industry experience
  • 5+ years of experience designing, implementing, and evolving high-performance distributed solutions
  • Professional experience administering and scaling traditional SQL RDBMs; MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL
  • Professional Experience with CockroachDB, FoundationDB, Riak, Mongo, ClickHouse, or similar non-relational data systems
  • Expert understanding of distributed data systems and trade-offs; SQL, NoSQL, Messaging Queue (Kafka, MQTT, RabbitMQ)
  • Expert understanding of Git, and development workflow
  • Professional experience with UNIX, and shell automation scripting



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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