Sr. Firmware Automation Engineer - HIL

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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. 


  • Provide infrastreucture support to the HIL environment
  • Define overall test automation architecture and strategy for system level features
  • Collaborate with software teams and conduct bench tests in the lab during feature development and validation phases
  • Collaborate with software teams to define test specifications and test plans 
  • Develop test automation frameworks and scripts 
  • Manage, track and deliver automated functional testers for functional and performance testing 
  • Drive optimizations in various test processes to ensure product quality 
  • Collaborate closely with cross functional groups to troubleshoot and isolate problems 
  • Maintain test environment and run regression tests on daily build



  • Previous experience testing across the complete product life-cycle; from early development, through field sustenance 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer or Software Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience, with 3+ years of test automation experience in Python
  • Expertise in Linux and Windos OS.
  • Experience with Pytest, or other automation frameworks and tools.
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills - reliant on core engineering principals and common sense
  • Must be able to adapt and work within dynamic development timelines, with accelerated hardware production timelines, and software release cadence
  • Working experience with JAMA, JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, and GIT
  • Automation experience in embedded software, automotive field a big plus.


This is where you’ll work:


Department: System HILs

Location: Palo Alto / Irvine CA

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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