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Staff Software Engineer (Backend), Charging



Software Engineering
Belgrade, Serbia
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 seeking an experienced Staff Backend Engineer to join our Charging team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in designing, developing, and maintaining the backend systems that power our charging infrastructure. The Charging team at Rivian is responsible for the entire charging infrastructure, including managing the charging network, communicating with chargers, facilitating maintenance and
exporting data for other teams, such as the Mobile team, to display the list of available chargers. This is a unique opportunity to work with innovative technology in a rapidly growing industry.


  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and reliable backend systems using Java and Spring Boot
  • Create and maintain RESTful APIs, ensuring efficient data exchange between various components of our system
  • Leverage AWS cloud technologies, like Lambda/EKS/SQS/SNS/Messaging bus to build and deploy backend services
  • Utilize Elastic Search and Redis for caching and other NoSQL / SQL databases for storage requirements
  • Work with Docker and Kubernetes for containerization and orchestration of services
  • Implement messaging systems like Kafka for real-time data processing and event-driven architecture
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features
  • Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications
  • Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation
  • Participate in code reviews and mentor junior engineers
  • Contribute to the evolution of the technology stack and engineering culture


  • Dizajn, razvoj i održavanje skalabilnih i pouzdanih backend sistema koristeći Java i Spring Boot.
  • Kreiranje i održavanje RESTful API-ja, obezbeđujući efikasnu razmenu podataka između različitih komponenti sistema.
  • Korišćenje AWS cloud tehnologija, poput Lambda/EKS/SQS/SNS/Messaging bus, za izgradnju i implementaciju backend servisa.
  • Korišćenje Elastic Search i Redis za keširanje i druge NoSQL / SQL baze podataka za skladištenje.
  • Rad sa Docker i Kubernetes za kontejnerezaciju i orkestraciju servisa.
  • Implementacija sistema za poruke poput Kafka za obradu podataka u realnom vremenu i arhitekturu zasnovanu na događajima.
  • Saradnja sa cross-functional timovima na definisanju, dizajniranju i isporuci novih funkcionalnosti.
  • Osiguravanje performansi, kvaliteta i responzivnosti aplikacija.
  • Identifikacija i ispravljanje uskih grla i popravka grešaka.
  • Održavanje kvaliteta koda, organizacije i automatizacije.
  • Učešće u pregledima koda i mentorstvo junior inženjerima.
  • Doprinos evoluciji tehnološkog stack-a i inženjerske kulture.

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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