Sr. Battery Test & Validation Data Scientist

Palo Alto, California
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 23, 2024
Engineering, Battery
Position Type
Scientist, Data
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
About Rivian:
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.

Role Summary:
We are looking for a Data Scientist who will support our Battery Test and Validation team through developing and improving data engineering pipelines and reporting tools, building scalable systems to automate analyses of test results, and optimizing long-term test strategy, with insights derived from the analysis of a wide range of high volume, high velocity, structured and unstructured data. The ideal candidate is adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. They must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and a demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up on domain-specific data systems. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in the integration of a wide range of primary data sources that require extensive cleaning and down selection to generate actionable insights.

They must have a proven ability to ingest business needs and drive business results with their data-based insights. They must be comfortable proactively developing technical roadmaps and working closely with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.

Maintain and identify opportunities to improve existing data pipelines used to monitor day-to-day battery testing operations and planning

Integrate new data visualizations into reporting streams to improve their effectiveness and ability to distill complex data into actionable insights

Determine, implement, and communicate appropriate KPIs to drive operational improvements

Build reliable, fast, and dynamic data tools and pipelines necessary to systematically capture, democratize access to, and evaluate new data sources

Define and execute against the technical roadmap for implementing automated, scalable analyses of battery test results in close conjunction with domain experts

Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets

Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development

Mature experimental data analysis projects into persistent, cloud-hosted business intelligence tools

Develop process improvements to improve the efficiency of staging and sequencing a wide variety of battery tests

Proactively collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders within the Battery Product Development organization to source and prioritize future high value-add data science opportunities

3-5 years of experience building production data pipelines, manipulating data sets, building models and developing effective visualizations

Bachelor's, master's Or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or another quantitative field

High level of programming proficiency in Python (Jupyter, NumPy, Pandas, Plotly, scikit-learn) and SQL to query databases, manipulate data, and draw insights from large data sets

Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on product development

Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams and leading cross-functional efforts

Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications

Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, tree-based methods, deep learning, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks

Experience with at least one major cloud-based computing service provider, preferably AWS

A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques

Experience with and passion for aspects of our domain space including batteries, battery pack testing, energy storage systems, battery management systems, and electric vehicles

Familiarity with software development best practices including Agile workflows, version control with Git, unit testing, and CI/CD

Experience with some of: Plotly Dash, Streamlit, Tableau, and Posit Connect for creating and deploying interactive applications

Familiarity with Linux

Pay Disclosure:
Salary Range for California Based Candidates: $(phone number removed) - $(phone number removed) (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

Company Statements:
Equal OpportunityRivian 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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