Sr. Controls Engineer - Vehicle Energy

Irvine, CA /
Engineering and Programs – Controls /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do: 
-Develop controls strategies and algorithms for energy consumption optimization, charging, range estimation and low voltage management. 
-Develop robust algorithms for vehicle systems from a clean sheet, including software architecture, implementation, integration and test. 
-Lead and moderate software design reviews.  
-Research and develop novel solutions to various controls problems that cover multiple domains including electrical, mechanical, thermal. 
-Work on Labcar to bring up hardware & debug system issues, using the test loop to optimize your code. 
-Align the intended technical implementation cross-functionally with other teams. Optimize for the best solution. Iterate to gain confidence in the integration of your solutions.  
-Collaborate with Systems Engineers to define vehicle, sub-system and component requirements. 

This is what you’ll need: 
-A degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Software Engineering focused on controls, mechatronics, or similar. 
-4+ years of experience with embedded development using C/C++ or model-based development.
-Strong first principles background & understanding of physics highly preferred.
-Experience in real-time controls in the area of High Voltage batteries 
-Core understanding of EVs and High Voltage batteries
-Experience with power electronic validation efforts at different test levels (SIL/HIL/Component/Vehicle) preferred 
-Ability to take large concepts, decompose into realizable deliverables and work with team members to distribute tasks and execute individual responsibilities with minimal guidance.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment, thrive under pressure and produce exceptional technical results.
-Good team player with great communication skills.
-Self-motivated: demonstrated ability to set direction and guide the team towards it.

This is where you’ll work: 
Department: Energy Management 
Location: Irvine, CA 

About Rivian:
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.