Lead Industrial Designer

Irvine, CA /
Explore – Design /
Full Time
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.
Work closely our Director of Industrial Design and engineering team to help plan, lead and execute product development that advocates for our customers and encourages them to live adventurously.
Exhibit strong leadership and management skills, forward thinking and a collaborative approach to design.
Consumer research is at the core of everything we do. You will be responsible for conducting in-field research trips and ensuring the results are shared throughout the organization.
Leverage human centered design and insights gathered from in-field research to drive conceptualization.
Solve problems for our consumers through conceptualization, iteration and refinement.
Geek out on all things design — from fashion, architecture, music, photography, travel, outdoor goods and more.
Always be looking for ways to add value to our team beyond your job description.
Look outside the automotive industry for inspiration.


    • 7+ years of experience industrial design
    • Portfolio demonstrating your ability to create a range of impactful product designs and strategies
    • Strong knowledge of design process and project management
    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Proven ability to mentor and develop skills in others
    • Experience outside of automotive is a plus
    • Experience using Adobe Suite and CAD surface modeling
Department: Industrial Design
Location: Irvine, CA

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.