Software Engineer II, Back-End (Charging)



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

Rivian Charging Cloud is truly a full stack team of developers working on cutting edge technologies. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Sr Backend Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in designing, implementing, and maintaining robust and scalable backend systems along with leading the technical direction of the team and hiring a team under you. This position is also open for management in the future.


  • Design, architect, and implement robust and scalable backend systems for cloud applications, focusing on performance, security, and maintainability.
  • Develop RESTful APIs, microservices, and serverless components to facilitate seamless communication between various application layers.
  • Collaborate with front-end engineers, product managers, and DevOps teams to deliver end-to-end features and solutions.
  • Optimize and fine-tune backend services to meet performance benchmarks, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Implement security measures, authentication, and authorization protocols to safeguard sensitive data and ensure compliance with industry standards.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality, best practices, and adherence to coding standards.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and advancements in cloud technologies and backend development, and apply them to enhance our products.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in backend software development .
  • Proven experience as a backend software engineer, with a strong focus on cloud-based solutions.
  • Strong proficiency in one or more programming languages like Java or Python.
  • Expertise in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure including services Kafka, Notification and memory caches
  • Experience with designing and building scalable and distributed systems.
  • Proficiency in database design and optimization (SQL, NoSQL).
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration tools (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with version control systems (Git) and
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • AWS Cloud Certification.
  • Java 8, Spring, ReactJS, HTML
  • Previous experience in a senior or lead software engineering role.
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Knowledge of micro-services architecture and related technologies.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools for CI/CD.
  • Contributions to open-source projects or technical publications.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $130,000 - $150,000 (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.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

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