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. 

The Rivian Automation Controls Development team aims to be at the forefront of innovation and technology in automation controls. Our mission is to research new platforms, utilize advanced hardware, and push the limits of technology to build a world-class automation platform that minimizes development time, reduces commissioning time, and eliminates unplanned downtime. 

We are looking for talented, forward thinking controls engineers to join us in developing standards, specifications, and procedures that are critical both for internally built equipment and for vendors designing manufacturing equipment for Rivian. Join us in building libraries of modular code and templates that will be used as the building blocks for Rivian manufacturing equipment across the entire company. Together we will create tools to automate steps of the development and deployment process such as historical regression testing, synthetic data generation. 

 As a machine vision specialist you will be part of a team that designs standard solutions for common machine vision applications like 2D&3D applications, robot guidance and part detection. You will have an opportunity to grow through research and development of Machine Learning architectures that solve complex part inspection. You will architect systems that enable engineers to troubleshoot and resolve issues, design common GUIs to display results of Vision Applications, and design the interfaces for interaction between Vision Applications, manufacturing equipment, and factory data systems. By validating all of these internally developed standards and tools on production-representative lab equipment and virtual simulations you will have the ability to establish and maintain high quality and robust behavior throughout all implementations. 

These are exciting times for the Automation Controls Development team and we need your unique talents to help us accomplish our lofty goals and ensure that Rivian continues to Keep the World Adventurous Forever. 


  • BS/MS Computer Science or BS/MS in engineering disciplines relevant to automation (Electrical, Mechatronics, etc.) and relevant work experience developing software. 
  • Hands-on experience with Keyence XG-X Vision Editor and Cognex Insight Explorer.  
  • Hands-on experience with Matrox Image Library, Cognex VisionPro, or MVTec Halcon. 
  • Experience Designing and Implementing Machine Vision solutions from scratch. 
  • Understanding common communication methods to industrial controllers. 
  • Experience developing PLC code (Rockwell, Beckhoff, Siemens, or similar). 
  • Experience developing company standards and reusable templates for equipment. 
  • Hands on experience with different communication protocols. Specifically, TCP/IP, GigE Vision, CoaxExpress, CameraLink. 
  • Knowledge of database system integration. 
  • Understanding of programming languages such as Python, C#, etc. 


  • Significant experience working on teams, projects or programs for controls standards creation, development and design. 
  • Familiarity with common controls hardware components used in high volume manufacturing. 
  • Hands-on experience integrating high volume manufacturing equipment. 
  • In depth knowledge of the behavior, configuration, performance, and limitations of industrial PLCs and PCs. 
  • Experience Designing and Implementing Machine Vision solutions from scratch. 
  • Hands-on experience with common programming tools and practices like GIT, Visual Studio, Test Driven Development, and CICD. 
  • Experience developing company standards and reusable templates for equipment. 
  • Knowledge of database system integration. 
  • Experience interfacing manufacturing equipment with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). 


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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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