Sr. Virtual Engineer

Palo Alto, CA /
Manufacturing Engineering – Manufacturing Engineering /
Full Time
·                Lead the development of automation tools and software scripts to enable rapid design of the next generation assembly lines and processes with a high level of detail & precision including construction planning validated in a virtual environment.  
·                Define a road map to enable delivery of a full digital twin and automation to keep the digital model up to date. 
·                Develop engineering tools to output detailed process planning from simple data entries using rules based automation  
·                Develop CAD standards and automation of inverse kinematics to reduce manual work load during virtual commissioning 
·                Develop standards and processes for the efficient management of Manufacturing 3D CAD data 
·                Identify, evaluate and make recommendations for selection of new software platforms 
·                Solve technically complex problems using fundamental, data driven methodologies. 
·                Provide technical expertise and support to upskill the Manufacturing Engineering team working in a virtual environment including mentoring, training and documentation 
·                Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineers to define work flow problem statements, identify key data inputs and develop solutions. 

Minimum Requirements 
·                Bachelor of Engineering or Computer Science or a related discipline 
·                3+ years extensive engineering experience 
·                Software programming experience 
·                Detailed knowledge and experience working with Catia and Delmia within the 3DExperience environment 
·                Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required 
Additional preferred requirements 
·                Master’s degree in the related discipline 
·                1+ year extensive experience in a high tech, non-automotive, industry to ensure that fresh ideas are brought in 
·                Expert at software programming in EKL C# an VBA languages 

Department: Manufacturing Engineering 
Location: Palo Alto, CA; Normal, IL; Irvine, CA 
Travel as required to other Rivian engineering and production centers as well as project related partner sites. 

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 Irvine CA and Palo Alto CA, 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.