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Optical and Cabin Lighting Engineer

Company: Rivian
Location: irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.


  • Develop optical solutions and strategy to achieve interior illumination requirements
  • Support Development of illumination requirements and specifications
  • Operate lighting simulation and physics realistic lighting rendering tools
  • Operate hardware to collect environmental and surface characterization of parts
  • Characterize and organize all interior surfaces for accurate optical representation in lighting simulation
  • Support approval and summarization of interior lighting condition
  • Champion fundamental design and first principle thinking in the Interior system and across the vehicle
  • Work closely with support functions such as studio and supply chain
  • Work within a matrix organization whilst delivering towards project-based goals set by the program management team
  • Exhibit "Rivian Compass" in everything you do


  • 10+ years of experience developing optical solutions
  • System approach to design and development with the desire and curiosity to strive for continuous improvement
  • Deep understanding of your commodity and the tradeoffs among design, package, function, production build and customer experience involved with these systems
  • Deep understanding of the first principles / engineering fundamentals that drive the requirements of interior systems
  • Eagerness to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment where you are part of a team - working outside commodity and sharing models as required to support the changing needs of an evolving environment
  • High capability with interior optical simulation and ray tracing hardware and software
  • Ability to use Catia V6 and Enovia for design analysis

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.


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Keywords: Rivian, Irvine , Optical and Cabin Lighting Engineer, Other , irvine, California

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