Staff Technical Program Manager, Electronic Control Units



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

You will be responsible for the development and delivery execution of vehicle controls electronic control units (ECUs). Role requires high levels of initiative, independent judgement, and indirect leadership capabilityYou will be the voice of the Rivian Electrical Hardware team among the larger cross-functional organization as well as the champion of vehicle program and cross-functional interests when working within the Electrical Hardware team throughout the product development stages. 


You will be responsible for driving the Design, Development, Release, and Validation for different Rivian ECUs. You will maintain and ensure awareness of overall program deliverables and report on status and risks to ensure appropriate visibility among teams. 


  • Work closely with the Electrical Hardware Design team to create engineering and delivery schedules, closely track engineering progress, and deliveries against overall vehicle deliverable schedules. 
  • Responsible for driving custom module developments with in-house PCBA designs and mechanical assemblies. 
  • Identify programmatic risks and work to mitigate and reduce exposure, championing and raising issues and removing roadblocks to hit timing. 
  • Work with the vehicle line, software, electrical and other teams to identify, come together, and drive critical path and ensure synchronized deliveries. 
  • Lead and drive the development and integration of ECUs via design reviews, ensuring all pre-production builds are supported to effectively launch the vehicle. 
  • Coordinate with suppliers and supply chain to ensure timely delivery of components and assemblies for prototype builds. 
  • Coordinate with Vehicle integration and Electrical Systems to ensure delivery and successful integration of electronic assemblies. 
  • Push and support the release of all engineering documentation to support PLM. 
  • Support purchasing efforts as needed to ensure timely deliveries. 
  • Be able to plan budget for the project and maintain forecast, maintaining risk registers. 


  • 6+ years of experience on a program team or equivalent experience 
  • BS+ in Engineering or similar technical degree required 
  • Detailed knowledge of electronics design, development, validation, and integration process 
  • Prior relevant engineering experience in ME, EE or systems engineering  
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturers and vendors for PCBA, mechanical housings, complex system and high level assembly 
  • Outstanding program management skills to include development of program plans, schedules, and clear definition and management of program goals 
  • Proven experience in developing, launching and sustaining complex products 
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing and solving complex issues 
  • Strong communication experience with Executive Staff 
  • Proven experience tracking and driving the progress of multiple projects 
  • Strong team player and leader known to build trust, collaborate, communicate and partner with cross-functional teams 
  • Travel as needed to support builds 

Pay Disclosure

Salary range for California based applicants: $168,000 - $193,000 (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.


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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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