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Vehicle Optical Engineer

Company: Rivian
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 7, 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.

Role Summary

In this position you will drive vehicle optical analysis activities from initial concept through production. You will be responsible lighting simulations and optical development across multiple vehicle systems.

Responsibilities

  • Define vehicle interior lighting performance targets
  • Analyze vehicle designs to ensure compliance with optical requirements
  • Scan physical material samples, digitize material properties, and maintain a materials database
  • Perform digital lighting simulations to evaluate interior lighting conditions including reflections, specular glare, and veiling glare
  • Work hard, exceed expectations, challenge industry conventions, and relentlessly strive to make truly exceptional products

Qualifications

  • B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive optical engineering, including at least one full product lifecycle from concept through production
  • Comprehensive understanding of vehicle optical performance and industry standards
  • Experience with standard 3D CAD software such as CATIA V5 or V6
  • Experience with optical simulation software such as ANSYS SPEOS

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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.

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 accessibility@rivian.com.

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Keywords: Rivian, Irvine , Vehicle Optical Engineer, Other , Irvine, California

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