Lead Test Automation Engineer

Irvine, CA /
IT and Technology – Electrical Hardware /
Full Time
In this role, you’ll be collaborating with our adventurous team of automation engineers on the end-to-end design of automated test systems for our automotive electronics modules (or ECUs). This will be ranging from Level 3+ ADAS and Infotainment to the latest and cutting-edge battery management and vehicle control Systems! You’ll also work on the full stack development of automation software for ECU test deployment. You’ll be utilizing hardware and measurement abstraction drivers, building sequence/scripting tools, and building/deploying custom applications to remote sites! 

·       Work with cross functional groups to create test requirements and a system definition from schematics and block diagrams 
Design custom test PCBAs 
·       Design rack-based test systems that integrate our PCBAs and off-the-shelf equipment to create a creative test solution for the latest automotive technologies 
·       Create well documented packages, bills of materials and standard operating procedures 
·       Manage purchasing, station build, integration and final commissioning 
·       Maintain and support automated test systems  
·       Develop automation software  
·       Collaborate with cross functional software teams to create requirements and standards for ECU test software 
·       Design scalable, modular, reusable, extensible, simple drivers, scripts, and software tools 
·       Develop efficient test automation scripting to support various testing from validation to end-of-line 
·       Manage software through source code controls and release procedures 
·       Debug ECU communication and tester software issues 
·       Compile test data to demonstrate the functional testers meets the specified requirements 
·       Work closely with module owners to ensure component and module level test reports are generated in a timely manner 
·       Assist in scheduling of component and module test reports per priorities/program needs 
·       Perform data analysis to support documentation of performance and durability test reports for validation of components 
·       Collaborate with cross functional groups to troubleshoot and isolate problems in our electronics modules, test equipment, or automated test systems 
·       Generate software test requirements and use requirement management tools  
·       Compile test data to demonstrate the automation software meets the specified requirements 
·       Collaborate closely with module owners to ensure component and module level test reports are being generated in a timely manner 
·       Assist with scheduling component and module test reports according to priorities/program needs 
·       Perform data analysis to support documentation of performance and durability test reports for validation of components 
·       Collaborate closely with cross functional groups to troubleshoot and isolate problems in our electronic modules, test equipment, or automated test systems 

Experience working with PCBAs 
·       Ability to read electrical circuits and schematics 
·       Navigating PCB layouts 
·       Understanding manufacturer’s product data sheets 
·       Troubleshooting as needed 
Experience working with large electrical systems 
·       Understanding block diagrams and high-level system diagrams  
Experience with test equipment 
·       Experience working with modular test instruments and I/O Systems (PXI, cDAQ, PCI, PCIe) 
·       Understanding of automation instrumentation such as programmable power supplies, multiplexers, DMMs, signal analyzers, signal generators, multifunction devices (digital and analog) 
·       Navigating automation communication standards/interfaces such as USB, VISA, GPIB, Ethernet, Serial, RS-485 
·       Working with standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, signal analyzers and power meters 
Experience integrating software components to create an application 
·       Programming and debugging automated instrumentation and custom hardware 
·       Test Sequencing/Scripting software 
Experience debugging 
·       Understanding data and instrumentation control 
·       Practical problem-solving and debugging software ability 
Experience managing software  
·       Experience using source code controls (SVN, Git, etc.) 
·       Ability to create simple, modular, reusable, extensible and scalable code 
·       Experience documenting code and creating software interface control documents 

·       Familiarity with measurement analysis techniques such as: (Gage RR, Process Capability Analysis, etc.)  
·       Support planning and designing of component and system level tests along with the test procedures 
·       Experience creating test requirements for electronics from schematics, block diagrams and communicating with cross functional groups. 

·       Experience designing PCBAs 
·       Experience designing test equipment 
·       Troubleshooting application development and deployment 
·       Experience with source code control and managing development, truck, and build branches. 
·       Experience with LabVIEW, C, C# and TestStand 
·       Experience with automotive communication interfaces such as CAN, Flexray, LIN, Automotive Ethernet  
·       Experience with automotive diagnostic protocols such as UDS and XCP 
·       Understanding both Software and Hardware Integration and Test processes 
·       A detail-oriented individual who strives in an environment that values effective team collaboration 
·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
·       Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VISIO and Outlook  
·       Understanding of lab safety protocols when working in all lab environments  
·       Travel as required for cross-functional purposes and troubleshooting of long-term durability and validation testing
·       B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or related fields 

This Is Where You'll Work:
Department: Low Voltage Electrical – Test and Validation
Location: Irvine, CA

We Are 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.