Embedded Software Engineer, GPU

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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

The Infotainment/Camera Imaging and Computer Vision team delivers imaging technology and features underlying Rivian’s adventure user experiences and services. This multi-disciplinary team brings expertise in cameras, algorithms, performance software on state-of-the art compute platforms, and validation to the actual product.


  • Research and develop real-time, intuitive and reliable 3D visualizations across variety of camera applications and challenging camera use cases, and help drive new interfaces
  • Collaborate with UX/UI and camera algorithm teams to realize cutting edge designs, as well as help bring our innovations from concept to product
  • Develop optimized image processing and multi-camera algorithms on automotive platforms (Eg: Qualcomm, Samsung) and GPUs (Eg: Adreno, Mali, nVidia) using OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL APIs
  • Collaborate with platform software to optimize real-time performance
  • Analyze new camera imaging architectures from perspective of GPU/Display performance
  • Work with system and validation architects to deploy, verify actual product characteristics and help troubleshoot issues found during testing


  • Bachelors/Masters in EE/Computer Science/Software Engineering with relevant emphasis in image processing, digital signal processing and/or 2D/3D graphics.
  • 5+ years of relevant hands-on experience including one R&D development cycle transferring image/camera/graphics processing algorithms in Matlab/C/C++ to a graphics platform
  • 5+ years of strong coding experience with C/C++ in media/camera drivers and applications
  • Hand-on experience with graphics and rendering engines and good experience with OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan or other GPU optimization APIs
  • Solid understanding of 3D graphics pipelines, architectures and real-time graphics rendering.
  • Experience with Qt/QML framework and POSIX based systems: Linux, QNX, Android
  • Good team player with good written communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in EE/Computer Science with relevant emphasis in image processing, digital signal processing and/or graphics
  • Experience with automotive surround view systems/use cases and multi-camera stitching algorithms along with their optimized implementation on GPUs
  • Experience with major game engines (ex: Unreal, Unity etc.)
  • Track record of innovative thinking as evidenced by patents and peer-reviewed publications.


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]


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More Information on Rivian
Rivian operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Plymouth, MI, Normal , IL, Wittman , AZ, Irvine, CA, Carson, CA, San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Rivian was founded in 2009. It has 4300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 550 open jobs at Rivian, click here.
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