Sr. Test Engineer, Charging & 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 Sr Charging Test Engineer, you will be a key contributor to the charging and energy test team in Torrance, CA executing the testing of current and next generation charging systems. In this role you will interface closely with validation/design engineers to design and execute test plans and schedules. You will communicate and work closely with different teams across the organization.


  • In this position you will develop and execute on test plans of Rivian’s Charging & Energy products
  • Work closely with the Certification and Validation teams to understand test requirements
  • Develop test procedures to define instructions on test execution for new and existing products
  • Design and modify test fixtures and instrumentation for charging equipment testing
  • Provide direction to lab personnel (both internal and external) in setting up and executing system tests
  • Work with multiple external lab partners to setup, execute, and monitor testing
  • Provide detailed data analytics from data collected during testing
  • Support hands on technical root cause analysis and resolution of issues found during testing
  • Support hardware integration related to interfacing hardware and connection issues


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in a test engineering role with emphasis on power conversion equipment
  • Skilled in hardware and software testing at a system level
  • Prior experience in test plan development, equipment selection and test execution
  • Familiarity with CAN, Ethernet, Linux, LabView
  • Expertise in instrumentation and equipment (Power analyzers, power supplies, oscilloscopes, dataloggers, etc)
  • Hands on approach to testing, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Experience working with medium and high voltage systems up to 1000VDC
  • Strong technical communication and documentation skills
  • Exposure to ISO 17025, ILAC, or A2LA Laboratory accreditation standards and practices a plus
  • Familiarity with test automation is a plus

Pay Disclosure

Salary range for California Based Applicants: $121,000-$139,000 (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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