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Test Engineer II, Autonomy Test & Development



Quality Assurance
Wittmann, AZ, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work in our vehicle-level ADAS test team. The Autonomy Test Engineer will enable Rivian’s vehicle test program with vehicle level feature testing, robotics maintenance & operations, vehicle tuning and ensuring ADAS regulatory compliance. The successful candidate will be organized, able to manage multiple projects and have strong background in electronics, robotics and/or vehicle architecture.

This full-time role requires the flexibility of traveling (up to 20%) to various domestic and international destinations as necessary, to test vehicles on public roads, test tracks and Proving Grounds


  • Collaborate with internal engineering teams (ADAS, Autonomy, Functional Safety) and test sites to clarify test requirements, collect data, execute testing (DVP, software regression, development) and validate vehicle performance.
  • Develop test plans, scenario suites, automation scripts and tooling for feature data collection and validation to shorten testing life cycle and meet program milestones. (Vehicle/Pedestrian Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, etc.)
  • Analyze test data against internal requirements and write test reports with recommendations to design teams and communicate issues and root cause analysis.
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain vehicle loggers, ADAS test robots, test equipment and prototype vehicles, including liaising with suppliers and managing targets and parts inventory.
  • Maintain test vehicle software and proactively collaborate cross-functionally to solve vehicle-level hardware and software issues.
  • Design, fabricate and modify vehicle instrumentation, test equipment and data acquisition systems as needed.
  • Participate in on & off-site vehicle tests (travel up to 20%).


  • 3+ years of hands-on experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting advanced electronics, mechatronics or robotics systems.
  • Hands-on experience flashing and debugging complex vehicle systems.
  • Experience with ground truth equipment (Oxford OXTS, Novatel, dGPS, Racelogic VBOX).
  • Hands-on experience with automotive electrical systems and communication protocols (CAN, Flexray, XCP, Ethernet, LIN) and relevant debug tools (Vector CANalyzer, Vehicle Spy, Python, etc.).
  • Experience with SW integration and development lifecycle, software tools, languages, protocols, and configuration management SW (JAMA, JIRA, Confluence, GIT, Python, Matlab, SQL, Python, Go, CAPL etc.)
  • Valid US driver's license.
  • B.S. degree or strong technical background in Mechanical, Automotive, Electrical, SW, Mechatronics, Robotics, or Computer Science / Engineering or a related field. An associate degree with suitable technical experience would also be considered.
  • Excellent analytical, technical, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Experience with ADAS, autonomous vehicles, functional safety, regulatory testing, Vehicle Dynamics, or related field (ex. US NCAP, EU NCAP, IIHS, ISO26262 / IEC61508, Automotive SPICE). (Preferred)
  • Experience with steering, braking and acceleration robots, robot test targets and tow targets (Moshon, AB Dynamics, 4A, Messring, Humanetics). (Preferred)
  • Experience driving prototype vehicles, including proving grounds, limit driving and/or certifications. (Preferred)
  • Hands-on experience with in-vehicle data acquisition and logging systems. (Preferred)

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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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