Technical Program Manager, ECUs

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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

You will be responsible for the development and delivery execution of electronics technology components. Role requires high levels of initiative, independent judgement, and indirect leadership capability.  You’re the voice of the vehicle line within the Rivian Electronics team and the voice of the Rivian Electronics Team within the vehicle team.

You will be responsible to drive the Design, Development, Release, Validation for different Rivian Electronics. You’ll maintain and ensure awareness of overall departmental program deliverable status.


  • Work closely with the Electronics Design team to create engineering and delivery schedules, closely track engineering progress, and deliveries against overall vehicle deliverable schedules.
  • Identify programmatic risks and work to mitigate and reduce exposure, championing and raising issues and removing roadblocks to hit timing.
  • Work with the vehicle line, software, electrical and other teams to identify, come together, and drive critical path and ensure synchronized deliveries.
  • Lead and drive the development and integration of electronics via design reviews, ensuring all pre series builds are supported to effectively launch the vehicle  
  • Coordinate with Suppliers and Supply chain to ensure timely delivery of components and assemblies for prototype builds.
  • Coordinate with Vehicle integration and Electrical Systems to ensure delivery and successful integration of electronic assemblies
  • Push and support the release of all engineering documentation to support PLM.
  • Support purchasing efforts as needed to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Be able to plan budget for the project and maintain forecast, maintaining risk registers


  • 8+ years of experience on a program team or equivalent experience
  • BS+ in Engineering or similar technical degree required
  • Detailed knowledge of electronics design, development, validation, and integration process
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing and solving complex issue
  • Strong communication experience with Executive Staff
  • Ability to work and communicate with cross functional teams
  • Proven experience tracking and driving the progress of multiple projects
  • Strong team player; drive to exceed expectations and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and create clarity; oversee multiple projects and make them better
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex.
  • Travel as needed to support builds.


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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