Functional Safety Engineer II, Energy



Job Description

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. 

Role Summary

As a Functional Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for defining and developing automotive functional safety concepts and requirements, focusing on Rivian vehicle’s energy sub-systems, including high voltage and/or low voltage energy management. You will be deeply involved in architecture definition, design trade studies, concept development, validation and verification, post-release support, and field issue investigations. You will operate cross-functionally with system engineers, hardware engineers, software engineers, and verification and validation engineers as part of a team of highly collaborative functional safety engineers encompassing many technical domains. This role will develop leading-edge safety concepts for Rivian's current and future products, including vehicles products as well as non-vehicle projects such as charging products.


  • Contribute to the Rivian vehicle’s feature requirements and provide functional safety guidance on feature definition
  • Perform vehicle level HARA and generate safety goals as well as perform DFMEA and FTA analysis
  • Capture requirements within the Rivian requirements tool and maintain the traceability and quality
  • Development of test case specifications for safety requirements
  • Supporting bench/HIL tests and system/vehicle validation of functional safety requirements
  • Represent the functional safety team working alongside the engineering departments to provide technical consult, guidance and approval as part of internal and external development activities
  • Work with the vehicle and system architecture teams to derive functional safety requirements and technical safety requirements from derived safety goals 
  • Provide independent peer review and approval of functional safety activities including technical review and resolution
  • Provide a single point of contact for specific departments to ensure compliance throughout the functional safety lifecycle
  • Collaboration with the engineers working at the system, hardware and software development level and assisting them to achieve functional safety objectives
  • Performing other duties as necessary for completion of functional safety developments and achievement of departmental goals
  • Experience with EV energy systems is preferred.


  • Degree education in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical (or similar)
  • 1-5 years of experience within the automotive industry (or equivalent), ideally OEM or Tier 1 working within functional safety
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of integrity
  • Experience working within a cross-functional team
  • Proven knowledge of ISO 26262 and experience applying within an OEM or Tier 1
  • Good working knowledge of energy system functionality and electro/mechanical control strategy
  • Ability to report to senior management and report accurate information in a clear and concise manner

Pay Disclosure

Salary range for California Based Applicants: $135,000-$155,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).


Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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