Senior Automation Software Engineer - Development

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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. 


  • Redefine what automation solutions in the manufacturing industries can be while automating the process of designing, developing, and deploying new production lines. 
  • Create tools for auto-generating automation controls for manufacturing equipment including: 
    • Electrical schematics 
    • PLC code 
    • Robot code 
    • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) 
  • Create tools that allow for agile software development for automation controls including: 
      • Auto-backups 
      • Unit testing 
      • Static Analysis 
      • Deployment 
  • Develop software for use in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for part quality, genealogy, and process control 
  • Use IoT practices and protocols such as MQTT to enable the mass collection and analysis of data from manufacturing lines to drive optimization and predict failures.  
  • Design and develop in-house software to use as a user-interface for controlling and troubleshooting automation equipment  
  • Design powerful SCADA applications to provide maximum visibility into the realtime and historical performance of the automation lines. 
  • Design robust and redundant infrastructure for hosting software used for the production runtime. This includes the usage of clustering for load balancing and fail-over on distributed systems. 
  • Use modern software tools and practices to ensure high performance, low latency, and ease of deployment.  


  • Understanding of network protocols used in automation environments such as TCP/IP 
  • Experience programming with HTML5, React, Go, Python, and similar 
  • Experience working with continuous integration & continuous deployment (CICD) pipeline tools such as Jenkins 
  • Experience working with dockerized containers and clustering using systems such as Kubernetes 
  • Experience with data collection and streams using tools such as Kafka 
  • Experience working with databases and distributed storage systems such as MySQL and Cockroach DB 
  • Experience working on applications for the manufacturing industry 
  • BS/MS Computer Science or equivalent 
    • Will also accept applicants with relevant work experience developing software with a BS/MS in engineering disciplines relevant to automation (Electrical, Mechatronics, etc.)  
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.

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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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