Senior 3D Graphics Engineer

Palo Alto, CA /
Software Engineering – Software Development /
Full Time
At Rivian, we’re reimagining what mobility can be. Beyond redesigning the automobile, we’re rethinking the entire ecosystem. From excitement to sustainability, utility to comfort, we’re working to deliver joyful mobility experiences without the pain points of today.
Our diverse team shares an innate curiosity for the world, a willingness to see things differently, and a passion for getting things done. We never stand still in our pursuit of progress, and we’re looking for the best and brightest talent to accelerate our vision toward future mobility.
This is what you’ll do:
·        Develop best in class real-time 3D visualizations across a variety of applications.
·       Create progressive, intuitive, and reliable applications for the Rivian in-vehicle experience.
·       Collaborate with the UX/UI design team to realize beautiful, cutting edge designs.
·       Test the in-vehicle experience in the lab and in Rivian prototype vehicles.
·       Troubleshoot and resolve issues found during testing.
·       Help drive research into new technologies and interfaces.
·       Collaborate with other divisions in understanding and sharing of technology roadmaps, portfolios and intellectual property.
this is what you’ll need:
·       Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
·       Deep experience working with 3D real time graphics. Experience with major game engines required (ex.: Unreal Engine, etc)
·       Experience with Qt/QML or Android application frameworks is a plus.
·       Experience working with 3D models, digital materials, and lighting, with an eye for photorealism.
·       Proficiency in authoring animations and interactive experiences.
·       Deep understanding of user-friendly, immersive, reactive user interface development.
·       4+ years’ experience with modern object-oriented languages: C++ / Java / Kotlin.  Proficiency with Python is a plus.
·       Proficiency targeting POSIX-based embedded systems: Linux, Android, QNX.
·       Working knowledge of RESTful APIs and HTTP.
·       Software Development life cycle experience, from requirements gathering through to implementation and maintenance.
·       Experience in game development is strongly preferred. Automotive electronics and/or consumer electronics is a plus.
·       Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment.
·       Good team player with great communication skills.
·       Passionately motivated to take ideas from development validation to a verified product.

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. 

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.