Staff Software Engineer, Notifications

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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. 

Staff Engineer role for Notifications

Rivian’s Digital Commerce 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're looking for Staff Software Engineers as technical leads for the Notifications Team in Core services of the digital commerce platform. Notifications Platform is at the center of Customer Engagement and is responsible for all channels of Communication including Email, SMS, Voice, Mobile Push, Web Push, Inbox, Chat, etc. You will be working on building the various Features in Notifications Roadmap like Conversational SMS, Notification Preferences, Journeys, Campaigns and much more. You will be responsible for building out these Features with an eye at managing system scalabilities and performance across the back end.

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.
  • 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.

This is where you’ll work:

Palo Alto, CA

Rivian description:

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 re-frame 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.

We operate development centers in Plymouth, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.

 
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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