Vehicle Dynamics Integration Engineer - Steering

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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. 

Role Summary

  • A vehicle dynamics expert with steering system development and calibration experience.


  • Own the software integration and calibration responsibilities for the steering system.
  • Manage steering supplier relationship and drive progress to achieve program timing milestones
  • Create design validation test plans for steering systems ensuring that test matrix covers all applicable use cases for Rivian vehicles
  • Coordinate the execution of the testing programs, whether outsourced or performed internally
  • Manage the hardware and software integration of the steering systems into Rivian products
  • Work with steering suppliers to provide feedback on current performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Assist testing team in preparing and conducting performance tests, including coordination of tests, processing data and generating reports
  • Instrument vehicles prior to testing and operate data acquisition systems
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles, record relevant information and refine Rivian’s target metrics
  • Utilize full vehicle simulation models to optimize the development of the vehicle platform by running “what-if” scenarios based around dynamic performance
  • Communicate cross-functionally with the Chassis, Powertrain, Body, Interior and Controls teams to improve the integration of the vehicle subsystems into one harmonized driving experience
  • Work hard, exceed expectations, challenge industry conventions, and relentlessly strive to make truly exceptional products


  • B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in automotive Chassis development / vehicle dynamics
  • Experience with calibration of Electric power assisted steering systems
  • Hands-on attitude, ability align and set-up the vehicle for testing
  • A solid understanding of the core concepts of vehicle dynamics
  • Full vehicle simulation experience
  • Detail-oriented personality
  • Competent using data acquisition systems
  • Proficient in writing test specifications, instrumenting vehicles and executing efficient vehicle tests
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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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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