Staff Performance Engineer, Data Platform

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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. 

Rivian’s Cloud team is at the center of Rivian’s ‘data universe’, as well as at the center of all customer-facing business processes.  Rivian’s Cloud model is the most progressive in the industry, collecting and processing petabytes of data from our customer fleet. The  Big Data team is looking for a Senior Performance Engineer. To build a highly responsive, available, and scalable platform.

What you will do:

  • Performance engineering with an expert understanding of what makes applications, databases and systems high performant and scalable.
  • Design, script, configure and run performance tests to validate Stability, Scalability, and Reliability.
  • Diagnose, track and manage performance issues for resolution in throughput, latency, Memory/CPU usage, and more.
  • Identify & Communicate performance and scaling requirements engineers, designers, and stakeholders.
  • Play a key role in building the big data engineering performant systems at Rivian.
  • Use technologies like Scala, Spark, Hadoop, BigQuery, and Python in process petabytes of data into traces, metrics, alerts, and visualizations for our engineers to know exactly where to find critical performance bottlenecks.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
  • Experience with Kubernetes running on Linux, AWS is a plus.
  • 7+ years in performance engineering on software
  • Knowledge/experience in application development/scripting in one or more of the following -C++/Java/Python
  • Knowledge of some profiling/load testing tools/web proxy tools (JMeter, Fiddler, etc.)
  • Knowledge/experience in using/accessing databases (SQL Server/MySQL/Elasticsearch, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Microservices and Web Application Protocols
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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