Senior Reliability Diagnostics Engineer

Palo Alto, CA /
Reliability – Reliability /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
You’ll take the adventure of a lifetime. Rivian is pushing the boundaries of what can be done in a vehicle; you’ll help us do that. You’ll work with a team of top-notch engineers and scientists to build in-vehicle tools tracking vehicle performance and reliability metrics. You’ll create a framework for monitoring and assessing vehicle health that has never been done.
·       Develop test methodology for drive unit and vehicle end-of-line performance to ensure Rivian products meet best-in-class targets
·       Closely track how manufacturing process influences product noise performance
·       Create data-driven performance metrics and acceptability thresholds for key vehicle concern items.
·       Perform vehicle-level testing to develop physics of failure models for wear mechanisms
·       Create the foundation for a data driven, edge-based fault detection platform that will run on all Rivian vehicles
This is what you’ll need:
·       Awesomeness
·       Passion for building an amazing product
·       Interest in working on a unique team with diverse technical backgrounds to create a ground-breaking vehicle application
·       MS/PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field with a strong emphasis on analytical and data analysis
·       Experience with rotating machinery signal analysis and fault diagnostics
·       Strong experience with NVH instrumentation and measurement methodologies
·       Experience with Python and data analytics a plus
Ability collaborate with firmware engineers and data scientists working alongside you; ability to thrive in a close-knit cross-functional environment.
·       Excellent communication skills, ability to explain complex concepts to non-NVH teammates
·       Ability to travel up to 20% to support off site testing
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Reliability Diagnostics
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Rivian 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, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. 
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.