United States, California, Palo Alto, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-05

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Sr. Manager, Reliability Data Science and Analytics

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. 

Reliability is at the core of Electric Adventure Vehicles. As the Sr. Manager of Reliability Data Science and Analytics, you will play a key role in using data for to predict and improve reliability performance of Rivian products.

The reliability data science team takes on a variety of challenging problems from deriving insights from usage of the existing fielded fleet to inform future design decisions to developing at scale predictive models that inform vehicle maintenance and servicing strategies for our fleet. Reliability Data Science is a highly cross-functional team that partners with teams in reliability, product development, quality, service and manufacturing to drive product improvements.

This is what you’ll do:

  • Lead and develop a talented and highly technical team of data scientists and analysts.
  • Be a strong technical leader and coach for the team.
  • Lead the vision, strategy and roadmap of reliability data analytics and reporting that support continuous product improvements.
  • Work with vehicle telemetry data at scale to provide insights on the reliability of Rivian products.
  • Lead the development of field performance KPIs and architect the team’s approach to data visualization and dashboarding.
  • Develop statistical packages to automate reliability analytics and data visualizations.
  • Lead the utilization of parametric data coming from the vehicle for physics-of-failure based reliability models.
  • Develop statistical and machine learning models for predicting and forecasting field failures.
  • Extract useful statistics and usage profiles from the existing fielded fleet in order to drive accurate design requirements for next generation vehicles.
  • Lead the predictive maintenance reliability analytics for our fleets, products and accessories.
  • Work cross-functionally with the cloud data infrastructure, IT and other data stakeholders to drive implementation of meaningful data interfaces to support data science for reliability.
  • Develop strong partnerships with design, service, manufacturing, testing and other engineering teams across the organization to promote a data driven mindset in decision making around product development, design improvements and servicing strategies. 

This is what you’ll need:

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Statistics or an Engineering discipline with 10+ years of industry experience in a data science role.
  • Exceptional management skills, attracting and retaining great talent. Preferably five or more years of experience managing highly technical teams of data scientists and analysts.
  • Strong fundamentals in software engineering with Python, expert in all major Python libraries for data analysis.
  • Working knowledge of statistical and machine learning concepts, experience with developing predictive models.
  • Excellent data visualization skills.
  • Experience working with data in Apache Spark, Python and SQL.
  • Great collaborator and communicator with partners across engineering teams.
  • Effective in planning projects, setting deliverables and defining timelines.
  • A desire to contribute to a respectful, fun, inclusive and inspiring team culture.


  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or Engineering is desired
  • Automotive industry experience
  • Experience with prognostics and health management
  • Experience in physics of failure reliability modeling and survival models
  • Experience with data at scale technologies such as hadoop/hive/presto/beam
  • Cloud infrastructure AWS/GCP with terraform/docker
  • Programming in multiple languages such as golang/scala/C/C++ 

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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