Sr. Data Scientist

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United States, California, Irvine, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-28

Category: emobility

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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. 


  • Analyze engineering data captured in native systems to predict and correct anomalous data
  • Develop metrics and statistical models that interpret trends and convert data into insights that improve engineering performance
  • Pivotal part of the analytics team centering on engineering data
    • Including scripted data cleansing, building predictive models, dashboarding, automating workflows, delivering metrics etc.
  • Interface with wider departmental teams applying continuous improvement methodologies to iterate current processes and tools, delivering efficiencies in key areas.
  • Consult in key engineering processes, understanding and applying skillset to remove bottlenecks, leading initiatives to reducing time / effort in affecting areas.
  • Project manage wider initiatives with business analytics team to ensure delivery of product development requirements within enterprise applications
  • Provide matched pair to enterprise IT, the voice for the Product Development function in engineering analytics conversations.
  • Develop comprehensive dashboards that enable better decisions on the product and program, at the right time.
  • Work with the data engineering team to put the right data infrastructure and models in place to support analytics


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, descipline or equivalent STEM Subject
  • 3+ years of experience in product development or data science with emphasis on building hardware
  • Hands on experience in deploying systems, tools, and processes within corporations
  • Deep understanding data visualization toolsets such as tableau, powerBI
  • Strong understanding of Atlassian products such as Jira & confluence
  • Strong statistical programming skills with Python or R
  • Strong background in using Python libraries (NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, Plotly, etc.)
  • Experience in statistical modeling, programming, and manipulating large data sets
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques (regression, simulation, scenario analysis, neural networks, decision tree learning, etc..) and pro/cons on each application and approach
  • Strong resilience and work ethic
  • Hands-on, open-minded attitude
  • Must be comfortable working and collaborating with stakeholders
  • Happy when accountable for delivery
  • Adventurous and curious mindset
  • Collaborative & action driven approach
  • Love data & whiteboards

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.  


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