United States, California, Palo Alto, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-16

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Systems Test Engineer, Self-Driving

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. 

Role summary: 

  • System Tests Engineer would be responsible for leading test and verification of all ADAS-System/sub-system/component level requirements.   


  • Review requirements and create test cases to satisfy all the applicable criterions for ADAS & Self-Driving related sub-systems  
  • Utilize test design techniques to ensure proper test case coverage and traceability 
  • Perform Bench/vehicle execution, generate related test artifacts and communicate/document the findings and report on consistent basis 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with system design, integration, functional safety, HIL and validation teams across the organization to verify system design and coordinate changes as necessary 
  • Understand the feature release plan, software release notes and focus on the relevant testing as per the project milestones  
  • Support system integration team with test vehicle commissioning, including interface and functional checks for all cross-domain touch points and regression testing 


  • B.S.+ in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with automotive vehicle systems or similar applications 
  • Experience in systems engineering involving software development and system verification testing 
  • Working knowledge of automotive electrical systems and communication protocols (CAN, Flexray, Ethernet) and relevant debug tools 
  • Hands-on experience testing complex systems involving multiple ECUs with interfaces to various vehicle sub-systems 
  • Familiarity with automotive hardware and software development processes 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment -proactively collaborate cross-functionally with other teams to resolve system design issues 
  • Strong understanding of vehicle safety concepts and testing-related safety procedures 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Flexibility to travel domestically up to 25% 
  • Direct experience with current ADAS features and technologies 
  • Must be self-driven, team player and willing to take ownership 
  • Familiarity and hands on experience with engineering tools such as dSpace, Vector, NI, ECU-Test  

Preferred skills: 

  • MS. Preferred + in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field 
  • Familiarity with defect management, requirement management toolchain.  
  • ASPICE  Level 2 and ISTQB familiarity 


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].


We take your privacy seriously. For details please see our Candidate Privacy Notice.


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.