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Controls Engineer - Body

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.



Work as a Vehicle Controls Engineer to:

  • Design algorithms to control body systems, including lighting, closures, and driver states
  • Continually push technology to lead and define the new state of art for control and system simulation
  • Collaborate with Systems Engineers to define vehicle, sub-system and component requirements
  • Develop robust algorithms for vehicle systems from a clean sheet, including software architecture, implementation, integration and test
  • Collaborate with low voltage electrical teams to define and integrate components, check functionality on the bench and on the vehicle
  • Define and implement software unit tests, HIL, and vehicle tests


  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Software Engineering focused on controls, mechatronics, or similar
  • Strong first principles background
  • Ability to develop and understand software from application level to base software
  • 2+ years of experience in vehicle and system development
  • 2+ years of experience with embedded development using C/C++ or model development
  • Ability to take large concepts, decompose into realizable deliverables and work with team members to distribute tasks and execute individual responsibilities with minimal guidance
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and time constraints, apply creative and critically thinking to deliver exceptional results


Department: Vehicle Controls

Location: Irvine, California

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.

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