Staff Software Engineer, Data Ops, Autonomy



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

The Autonomy org at Rivian is seeking a Staff Software Engineer, Data Ops to join the Data team who can provide expertise in cloud and data engineering and collaborate with technical and business users. This candidate needs to have a very good understanding of the AWS Cloud Data Platform and Data Ops processes that helps to build, test, and release complex mission critical infrastructure services for Rivian's ADAS team on AWS cloud

In this role you will work with the ADAS Cloud,Data, Perception, SIL/HIL, Vehicle integrations & Vehicle Cloud teams, Product Management, and other Technology Partners to leverage best practices and reference architectures highlighting AWS Cloud Platform and Data/Dev/ML Ops practices.


  • Lead, build, test and release complex mission-critical infrastructure services for Rivian's ADAS team on cloud and/or on-prem.
  • Setup fault tolerant multi-region environments for data operations and data applications.
  • Own CI/CD pipeline for apps and data projects.
  • Define on-call strategy and participate in on-call rotations.
  • Make developers' lives smooth via automated workflows.
  • Build and optimize highly reliable, scalable, and distributed infra using microservice architecture.
  • Collaborate with the security & privacy team to perform audits and mitigate any findings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional ADAS teams for development and integrations.
  • Cost optimization in AWS across multiple accounts and services.


  • 5+ Yrs. of software engineering or in ML/Dev/Data Ops role.
  • 5+ Yrs. Experience authoring, scaling, and managing production infrastructure.
  • 5+ Yrs. Experience Kubernetes, AWS CI/CD tools, AWS networking stack, S3, Lambda, EKS, ECS, RDS, System Manager, Secrets Manager, CloudTrail, etc.
  • 5+ Yrs. Infra as Code and configuration management (Terraform, AWS cloud formation, AWS CDK).
  • 5+ Yrs. Experience with monitoring applications in cloud using Datadog, AWS CloudWatch or Prometheus.
  • 5+ Yrs. Experience debugging production systems and performing RCA on incidents.
  • 3+ Yrs. Hands-on with Python, Go or Java and Gitlab for automation.
  • 2+ Yrs. Of CI/CD and/or GitOps patterns (using Gitlab, Jenkins, Allure etc.)
  • 2+ Yrs. Microservice-oriented architectures (using Kubernetes (EKS), AWS ECS, or Docker swarm).
  • 2+ Yrs. Knowledge of Agile Development of Accessible Software Tools.
  • Linux internals, networking, and distributed computing are a plus.
  • AWS or Cloud Native certification is a plus.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: [$205,000.00 - $247,000.00] (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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