Senior Software Engineer, Navigation
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5d ago

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.

  • We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto);
  • Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.

    Role Summary

    At Rivian, we’re reimagining what mobility can be. Beyond redesigning the automobile, we’re rethinking the entire ecosystem.

    From excitement to sustainability, utility to comfort, we’re working to deliver joyful mobility experiences without the pain points of today.

    Our diverse team shares an innate curiosity for the world, a willingness to see things differently, and a passion for getting things done.

    We never stand still in our pursuit of progress, and we’re looking for the best and brightest talent to accelerate our vision toward future mobility.


  • Create services and middleware for Rivian’s in-vehicle infotainment system which links drivers and passengers to their vehicle and the outside world.
  • Collaborate with Application and Platform Software, HMI developers, System Design, and Test Engineers to realize a modern in-vehicle experience.
  • Test the in-vehicle experience in the lab and in Rivian prototype vehicles.
  • Triage, troubleshoot, and resolve issues found during testing.
  • Identify potential problems and resolve middleware and platform bottlenecks for performance optimization
  • Help drive research into new technologies and interfaces.
  • Collaborate with other divisions in understanding and sharing of technology roadmaps, portfolios and intellectual property.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
  • Deep understanding of user-friendly, immersive, reactive user interface development.
  • 6+ years' experience with modern object-oriented languages : Kotlin / Java / C++. Proficiency with Python is a plus.
  • Development experience with navigation, mapping, routing, and location-based features highly desired.
  • Deep experience with Android application frameworks.
  • Knowledge of Android application design principles and application interface guidelines, including use of Android and Android Jetpack APIs.
  • Knowledge of Android’s performance and testing framework.
  • Proficiency targeting POSIX-based embedded systems : Linux, Android, QNX.
  • Working knowledge of RESTful APIs and HTTP.
  • Software Development life cycle experience, from requirements gathering through to implementation and maintenance.
  • Experience in automotive electronics and / or consumer electronics is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment.
  • Good team player with great communication skills.
  • Passionately motivated to take ideas from development validation to a verified product.
  • 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 .

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