Staff Data Scientist, Vehicle Controls

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Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Posted on: 2022-09-21

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. 


  • Build highly scalable statistical models leveraging machine learning and deep learning methods that interpret customer usage trends, optimize performance, and provide insights to improve Rivian products. 
  • Develop domain-specific digital twins in collaboration with the vehicle controls SW engineers to mimic and adapt the overall electric vehicles’ performance. 
  • Develop statistical & machine learning models to estimate trip energy consumption, charging behavior, battery aging, and remaining useful life. 
  • Ship and deploy ML models for various vehicle domains to improve electric vehicles' efficiency across operating conditions. 
  • Work cross-functionally with Vehicle Controls domain experts and other data stakeholders to specify, implement, and deliver meaningful insights for electric vehicle controls and propulsion. 



  • Ph.D. required in Data Science, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent STEM domain. 
  • 3+ years of experience in a data science role with an emphasis on vehicle software or robotics. 
  • Deep understanding of machine learning techniques, including deep learning (DL) and reinforcement learning (RL). 
  • Strong knowledge in mathematical modeling, RNNs, CNNs, Transformers, LSTMs, reinforcement learning, imitation learning, GANs, and time-series analysis and modeling of dynamic systems.  
  • Experience with Electric vehicle controls and propulsion (High Voltage Batteries, Energy Management, Charging, Vehicle Suspension). 
  • A record of accomplishment in AI/ML research filed with publications in top conferences, journals, or other research artifacts such as software projects. 
  • Expert using Python, PySpark, PyTorch, and TensorFlow. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including working in a dynamic team and communicating ideas to technical and non-technical audiences. 

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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