United States, California, Irvine, United States

Posted on: 2022-11-10

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Computer Forensics Examiner

About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

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. 


The Computer Forensics Examiner will partner with cross-functional stakeholders such as Security Investigations, Cyber Security, Employee Relations, and Legal to identify, collect, and preserve digital evidence in support of investigations.  The Computer Forensics Examiner will assist with the further development, documentation, and implementation of the Computer Forensics program and promote a culture of innovative, effective, and scalable support.  The role is key in maintaining a proactive, consultative, and service oriented culture for Security at Rivian.


  • Using industry best practices, draft standard operating procedures for services provided by the Computer Forensics Team, and align them with internal policies and procedures
  • Assist with the investigation of sensitive internal policy and procedure violations
  • Assist with Legal eDiscovery collection, processing, and preservation of data
  • Collect, preserve, and analyze data from hard drives, email, mobile devices, cameras, vehicles, logs from disparate systems, cloud environments, and more
  • Draft technical finding reports 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and deliver digital evidence awareness training for the investigation teams
  • Support development and delivery of security awareness activities.


  • Experience providing computer forensics support to investigative teams, with at least 3 years in a large corporate environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Computer Engineering, or similar.
  • A Computer Forensics certification (CFCE, GCFA, GCFE, ACEE, EnCE, or equivalent)
  • Cloud certificate preferred (AWS, Cloud+, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft 365 Purview Compliance and eDiscovery preferred
  • Experience performing filesystem analysis on multiple operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix)- Mac forensics experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with a broad array of digital forensics toolsets (certification is a plus)
  • An innovative mindset focused on continuous improvement
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to a diverse group of stakeholders, including those without a technical background
  • Ability to reprioritize goals routinely with little or no advanced warning
  • Ethics, Integrity, and professionalism that are beyond reproach
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as operational needs dictate
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally on an infrequent basis
  • Willingness to work at least 3 days/week on site and respond on-site as needed

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 [email protected].

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.