System Architecture Engineer

Palo Alto, CA /
Engineering and Programs – System Architecture /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
In this role, you will lead the architecture design and technical execution for end-to-end system features. You will work closely with cross-functional teams across multiple locations to define the system solutions and working through to commercialization. You will define a technical solution that meets the functional requirements, but also Security, Safety, and Performance targets. You will decompose the Product requirements into components, define the interfaces, dynamic behavior and resource consumption target. You will support and review the software and hardware design, implementation and test cases as well as factory process

As a System Architect, you will create a modular, adaptable and scalable system architecture, and provide technical inputs to overall system roadmap. You will be a technical reference to make key engineering decisions, and you will coach software, hardware developers and other engineers.

 This is what you’ll need:
· Strong leader, communication skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to work in a diverse environment
· Strong understanding of System Architecture and design principles
· Industry background in Automotive/Embedded Systems
· Familiar with requirement management tools (e.g. Jama, Doors)
· Process oriented and experience with automotive validation process
·  Ability to work independently
·  Ability to learn and adapt quickly
·  High level of technical creativity

This is where you’ll work:
Department: System Architecture
Location: San Jose, CA
We Are Rivian
Rivian is building a new kind of car company. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage what’s been done in the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles and technology are designed and engineered to challenge what’s possible and to inspire people to explore the world in new ways.
We believe in the power of adventure. While a vehicle can’t make someone adventurous, it can nurture that fundamental desire in each of us to go places we’ve never been and do things we’ve never done — thoughtfully and sustainably. Science and invention depend on our innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown.
Our development centers are located in Plymouth, MI, San Jose, CA, Irvine, CA and Surrey, England. In addition to these four locations, we have a modern manufacturing facility in Normal, IL and will begin production of our R1T and R1S in 2020.
The Adventure Is Just Beginning
Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to delivering on our vision is building a team of curious individuals, determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves, stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, reframing old problems, seeking new solutions and operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty.
Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds— but at heart, we are adventurers on a mission to move the world in a new direction. We’re currently looking for thinkers and doers with a strong sense of adventure to join us on this journey. 

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.