Staff Software Engineer, Front End (Services 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 Digital Technology Team is responsible for the end-to-end implementation of the digital experience outside the vehicle (e.g. vehicle configurator, payment gateway, vehicle delivery management, service scheduling) 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.
 
We are seeking Front End Staff Engineer(s) who will be developing large scale client-side applications using the latest JavaScript features, frameworks and tooling. She/He will be building from the ground up with an obsession towards making these experiences memorable for the customers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing team early on and help lay the technical foundation for our digital commerce platform.
 
This is what you’ll do:
  • Create client-side applications along the customer journey that range from buying merch from store, configuring their vehicles to scheduling their service
  • Collaborate with UX/UI designers and product designers to build user-friendly, immersive, reactive applications
  • Develop state of the art code with a keen eye on profiling, browser memory usage, load time of the apps
  • Consistently write useful tests for all code developed, ensuring a high-quality bar is maintained
This is what you’ll need:
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience, with 7+ years of building large scale enterprise grade systems
  • Experience building distributed systems at scale which can handle millions of transactions/second
  • Excellent JavaScript/ES6, React or other JS framework experience
  • Excellent HTML5, SASS/LESS, Restful APIs, JSON, HTTP experience
  • Experience working with AWS or GCP, and CDNs
  • Great understanding of SEO & Web accessibility principles
  • Great understanding of caching, security and privacy principles
  • Good understanding of CI/CD principles
  • Excellent understanding of cross-browser cross-platform compatibility issues as well as the ability to debug
  • Experience with Node, Webpack, GraphQL a plus
  • Experience with Serverless Architectures a plus
  • 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
  • Data driven mindset with strong attention to detail, and ability to A/B test scenarios
  • Experience with Agile Development, SCRUM or a similar software development life cycle process
  • Comfortable navigating trade-offs to bring the right data structure and algorithms to the problem
  • Strong technical background in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technology field preferred
 
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Digital Technology
Location: Palo Alto
 
 
 
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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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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