Staff Software Engineer, Core Services

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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 Digital Commerce Team is responsible for the end-to-end implementation of the digital experience outside the vehicle across web, mobile app and in-store. To that end, we are developing a world-class commerce platform that will make learning about and purchasing electric adventure vehicles intuitive, seamless and fun.

This is what you'll do:

  • Partner closely with Product lead to provide solutions and recommendations – you are able to drive ambiguity out of requirements and articulate the broadly applicable solutions.
  • Design, extend and review software architecture
  • Be hands on and involved with every stage of the product development life cycle.
  • Build high quality, testable, and scalable backend systems including REST APIs, batch jobs, and system integration
  • Proactively collaborate and partner with internal stakeholders to deliver business impacting projects
  • Execute on platform infrastructure and application roadmap deliverables to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Articulate key engineering issues and initiatives, draft action plans
  • Effectively communicate with peers and management
  • Collaborate with and lead junior engineers to design and implement key technical projects
  • Develop state of the art code – influence/establish the software development culture of the team. Establish standards and best practice for software engineering.

This is what you'll need:

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience, with 5+ years of building large scale enterprise grade systems.
  • Experience building distributed systems at scale which can handle millions of transactions/second.
  • Comfortable navigating trade-offs to bring the right data structure and algorithms to the problem.
  • Meticulous around visibility of the systems you build – metrics, centralized logging, tracing.
  • Dedicated to unit, integration testing and coverage – comfortable using tools of the trade on profiling, source control.
  • Experience developing API’s with the care they deserve – REST with OpenApi/Swagger.
  • Experience and familiarity with cloud native deployment practices – specifically containers and container orchestration platforms.
  • Experience with publish/subscribe event buses as well as distributed data stores.
  • Strong technical background in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technology field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
This is where you'll work
Palo Alto, 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.

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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