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. 

This is what you'll do:

  • Research and develop estimation and physics based models for thermal management of the powertrain, battery, cabin HVAC, and heat pump, to deliver the best customer-experience in terms of performance, range, NVH, and cabin comfort.

  • Responsible to develop numerical system models to define and validate requirements, evaluate system performance and perform trade-off studies.

  • Work collaboratively with mechanical, electrical, and firmware engineers to define control system capability and establish actuation/sensing requirements.

  • Work with the design and development engineers throughout the engineering organization to ensure the relevant subsystems are designed with appropriate requirements, interfaces and interactions to achieve specific vehicle functions.

  • Break down new, high-level feature requests into sub-system and component level requirements, and drive the implementation, testing and release.

  • Develop control-oriented system models and use them to develop and refine control strategies.

  • Work with firmware and integration engineers to implement, test, and debug these algorithms.

This is what you'll need:

  • Strong fundamentals of heat-transfer and thermodynamics, devices like pumps, radiators, refrigerant systems, etc.

  • Excellent proficiency in developing controls creating controls-oriented dynamic system models of thermal, hydraulic, or mechanical systems in Matlab/Simulink/Python etc.

  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art system modeling techniques for electric motors, inverters , batteries (latest Li-Ion chemistry)and thermal management.

  • Excellent proficiency with analysis of large data sets in Matlab/Python

  • Demonstrated strong strategic thinking and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally, work hands-on, and execute on open-ended projects in a fast-paced, resource-constrained environment

 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Energy Management Systems
Location: Irvine, CA or Palo Alto, CA

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