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. 

In this role, you will be part of the team that develops automated test systems for Rivian’s electronic control units (ECUs) including Level 3+ ADAS, telematics, infotainment, battery management, and vehicle control systems. Our team’s solutions include internal-facing software, low-level firmware, data management platforms, and custom electromechanical hardware. These solutions get deployed internally within Rivian and at external labs and contract manufacturing facilities.

You will be an individual contributor with a multi-disciplinary role at the interface between test automation software and hardware. You’ll work on developing test automation solutions for design characterization, validation, and manufacturing. The primary responsibility of this role is to own the technical aspects of one or more test automation projects, from requirements gathering to successful deployment, and maintenance.


  • Design modular and reusable automated test equipment (ATE) by leveraging internal software and hardware frameworks, custom parts, as well as off-the-shelf instrumentation.
  • Work with cross-functional engineering groups to define test requirements and system definitions from schematics and block diagrams.
  • Work with the software and hardware automation teams to create modular test solutions for the latest automotive technologies.
  • Develop custom test sequences in Python following software engineering best practices.
  • Create well documented diagrams, bills of materials, and standard operating procedures for test automation systems.
  • Collaborate with internal teams during purchasing, station build, integration and final commissioning.
  • Work with vendors to communicate requirements and ensure proper implementation.
  • Lead the validation process of test equipment using GR&R, CPK, stress test, fault injection, etc.
  • Lead the commissioning of test equipment internally and at contract manufacturers.


  • BS/MS or equivalent work experience in Electrical Engineering, Controls, or related fields.
  • 5+ years of relevant working experience designing automated test equipment (ATE).
  • Ability to read electrical circuits and schematics, navigate PCB layouts, and understand manufacturer’s product data sheets.
  • Experience working in the automotive, semiconductor, or aerospace industries.
  • Familiarity with vehicle communication protocols (CAN, CAN-FD, DoIP, Automotive Ethernet, LIN, etc.).
  • Experience with industrial buses and protocols (USB, VISA, GPIB, Ethernet, Serial, RS-485, SPI, I2C etc).
  • Experience supporting deployment automated test equipment in manufacturing environments.
  • Experience with automation instrumentation such as programmable power supplies, multiplexers, DMMs, signal analyzers, signal generators, multifunction devices (digital and analog).
  • Experience programming in Python.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience programming in LabVIEW.
  • Experience designing custom PCBAs.
  • Experience with camera interfaces and RF equipment.

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.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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