Staff Data Scientist - Product Development

Palo Alto, California
Jun 22, 2024
Jun 23, 2024
Engineering, Software
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:
At Rivian, we place Reliability and Product Development at the heart of our mission. As a Staff Data Scientist, you will become an integral part of a dynamic, diverse, and top-tier team comprising data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Together, we harness the power of big and small data from our extensive customer and commercial fleets, manufacturing processes, and service operations to uncover insights and predict the performance and reliability of our cutting-edge products globally. As a key player in our team, you will be instrumental in developing advanced machine learning-based prognostics models that leverage the wealth of data collected from millions of miles of vehicle telemetry.

Work closely with extensive vehicle telemetry data to provide valuable insights into the quality/reliability and performance of our different products.

Develop statistical and machine learning models for the practical purpose of predicting and forecasting field failures, contributing to our commitment to quality and safety.

Take the lead in implementing ML-based Prognostics and Health Management to enhance preventative maintenance strategies, ensuring the longevity and sustainability of our products.

Engage in methodical research of algorithms, focusing on prototyping, validation, and iterative improvement, all while maintaining a practical approach to technological advancements.

Serve as a respected technical authority within the organization, offering pragmatic guidance on current and future technology decisions, always aligned with our company's goals.

Apply a deep understanding of the business and operational aspects of technology choices, ensuring a balanced approach that meets our company's needs efficiently.

Foster collaboration among your engineering peers by creating well-structured, adaptable designs and code that promote teamwork and practical solutions.

Demonstrate your ability to facilitate consensus during complex technical discussions, ensuring that we maintain a productive and cooperative working environment.

B.S. or M.S. in engineering, math, physics, computer science or other quantitative discipline

5+ years of industry experience in a data science or software engineering role or Ph.D.

Expert level knowledge totaling 5+ years of experience with Python and Apache Spark

Extensive understanding of statistical and machine learning concepts

Capable of working in a fast-paced and constantly changing development environment

Outstanding team player with great communication skills that can build team consensus

Passionately motivated to take ideas from development validation to a verified product

Self-motivated: Demonstrated ability to set direction and guide the team towards it

Hands-on approach: Proactively identifies and fills in gaps where needed and make things happen

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in software-defined vehicles or similarly complex systems

Experience in the field of prognostics or field reliability engineering

Experience with cloud infrastructure such as AWS/GCP with terraform

Pay Disclosure:
Salary Range California-Based Applicants: $182,000 -$232,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, 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.

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 .

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