Sr. Technical Program Manager, Data Collection Fleet, 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

As a Technical Program Manager, you will support our Systems and Integration teams. You will work with highly talented leads and engineers to manage the team’s scope, schedule and dependencies. You will collaborate with the Systems Engineering team from feature definition through integration and the handoff to the validation team. The right candidate will be an excellent communicator with prior experience related to ADAS/AD features.  


  • Provide strong leadership by reframing problems when the team is faced with ambiguity, obstacles/deadlocks and steer them towards solving prioritized problems. 

  • Work closely with cross-functional stakeholders like feature owners, software, hardware, vehicle build team, verification team and other partners in identifying team’s dependencies and effectively removing bottlenecks. 

  • Expertly manage stakeholder expectations for both technical and non-technical issues when the team encounters challenging issues or obstacles. 

  • Manage fleet of vehicles with a goal of increased uptime. 

  • Create and execute work streams for agile development teams based on program needs. 

  • Anticipate and identify risks, develop actionable mitigation strategies that set up the team for success. 

  • Collaborate with engineers and feature owners in driving Rivian’s features through complete lifecycle. 


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related technical field with 5+ years relevant experience  

  • 3+ years of recent Program/Project Management experience driving the planning and execution of complex software projects. 

  • Experience managing scope and requirements of projects with Jama and JIRA or similar tools. 

  • Prior knowledge of managing upfitting old vehicles with new sensors and managing decisions on vehicle build process. 

  • Proven track record with software development project planning, progress tracking, and risk management.

  • Prior knowledge of inventory control management and formulation of end-to-end feature development road maps with varying version of hardware of software

  • Understanding of hardware/software bring-up of distributed systems, managing project dependencies, and negotiating parallel activities to optimize project execution. 

  • Excellent communication, organization, and collaborative skills 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience managing projects related to ADAS/Autonomous Driving 

  • Working knowledge of various sensor technologies including camera, RADAR, LIDAR, ultrasonic, and vehicle state sensors 

  • Support hardware and software integration activities, including participation in network definition, trade studies, and development testing 

  • Experience in rapidly growing businesses that have expanded globally. 

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: [$147,000.00 - $169,000.00] (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.  


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