Sr. Software Systems Engineer, Autonomy

Palo Alto, California
Jun 24, 2024
Jun 29, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
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:
The Autonomy Software Systems team's deliverables include owning a feature - from the definition stage to the production stage, designing the system - from system architecture to subsystem requirements and developing supervisory software for the feature.

In this role, you will lead the system architecture, software design and function development of Active Safety features. Your work will have a direct impact on the daily experience and safety of our customers, which is critical to the mission at Rivian.

Develop and deliver best-in-class Active Safety Features powered by the Rivian Autonomy Stack.

Collaborate within Autonomy development teams such as perception, planning, motion control, embedded software) for end-to-end feature development, integration, and testing.

Develop and maintain application code for supervisory control of Active Safety features

Drive cross functional collaboration between chassis, vehicle dynamics, UI/UX and vehicle SW teams to satisfy feature and system requirements

Work with product and program teams to lead feature development across products meeting program schedules.

Work across development, triage, integration, and test teams to identify, root cause, and resolve feature issues through the development/maturity phases.

Execute cross functional discussions by fostering consensus, even during challenging technical discussions.

Define feature KPIs and build dashboards by working with the Cloud and Data teams.

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.

4+ years (Bachelor's)/2+ years (Master's) of professional experience in Systems Engineering or Software Development in the autonomous driving or automotive industry.

Experience working with safety critical systems and understanding of Functional Safety and SOTIF standards

Strong programming skills (Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, Python, SQL)

Working knowledge of Automotive standards, regulations, and test protocols (USNCAP, IIHS, EUNCAP, UNECE)

Experience building autonomous systems or similarly complex Robotics Systems.

Experience with management tools such as Jira, Confluence, JAMA, etc.

Experience with Vector tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, etc)

Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment

Good team player with excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills

Passionate and motivated to bring ideas and concepts from R&D to production

Need to have a valid driver's license and should be able to drive on occasion

Pay Disclosure:
Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $(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:
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