Sr. Digital Circuit Design Engineer

Carson, CA /
Propulsion – Electric Power Conversion /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Join a highly capable team to design industry leading power electronic conversion units for Rivian’s electric vehicles
·       The Sr. Digital Circuit Design Engineer will be responsible for development of controller boards which are used in high-power electrical applications
·       Interact with power electronics, embedded software, mechanical, system, eCAD and component engineers
·       Work with team to capture and understand the requirements for controller board
·       Participate in selection of the processor and FPGA to support the embedded controls
·       Create circuit design to meet requirements
·       Select all key components on the controller board
·       Interact with suppliers on critical components
·       Use CAD program to perform schematic capture
·       Define board requirements, such as layer stack-up, special requirements for signal integrity, noise immunity, and current handling
·       Be responsible for PWB of the controller board including layout
·       Work in lab to test controller board and verify all circuit operation
·       Support integration of controller into larger unit. Help troubleshoot and debug issues as needed.
·       Analyze and simulate circuits and components
·       Perform worst case analysis
·       Develop functional test requirements document for controller board
·       Support transition of board build and test to contract manufacturer

This is what you’ll need:
·       Minimum BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
·       5+ years’ experience designing circuit boards for embedded controls in automotive or industrial applications
·       Experience with propulsion inverters and/or DC Fast Chargers a plus
·       Detailed knowledge on the circuitry found on typical automotive controller board
·       Understanding of interfaces between controller board and high-power converter
·     Sensors, gate drivers, etc
·       Familiar with power supply to convert 12V to other voltage forms needed on controller
·       Deep understanding of analog to digital conversion
·       Experience using FPGA
·       Familiar with relevant IPC standards
·       Knowledge of high-speed design rules
·       Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Electric Power Conversion
Location: Carson, 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.