Staff Electrical Engineer
BMS Hardware Design
Posted on 2/27/2023
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 6+ year track record of electrical engineering accomplishments, curiosity, continual learning and “system level” thinking
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and influencing skills - this is a highly collaborative role
  • Experience working in small to medium size organizations that provided exposure to a broad set of challenges across both EE hardware and software domains
  • Extensive knowledge of BMS hardware/software features and safety concepts
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality, high-performance BMS hardware (in low or high voltage systems to mass production)
  • Broad knowledge of common analog and digital circuits, MCUs, sensors, signal conditioning, control theory and embedded software
  • Experience with common embedded systems protocols and their hw implementation (e.g. SPI, CAN, I2C, SENT)
  • Hands on experience using lab equipment and being comfortable working with Li-Ion batteries
  • Experience with control algorithm, embedded software and general software architecture design and development process
  • Basic experience of design for reliability principles and corresponding reliability testing
  • Knowledge of EMI, EMC, electrical safety and regulatory requirements for products in this class
  • Accomplishments in taking new products through mass production launch
  • Formal electrical engineering education, B.S. minimum, higher preferred
  • Join a cross functional team with the mission of developing a new light electric vehicle product line
  • Be the technically responsible individual for developing the electrical BMS hardware, define hardware and software enabled customer experience features and requirements
  • Methodically work on transferring product level requirements to subsystem requirements, system block diagrams, and software functions
  • Develop test and validation plans ensuring the hardware meet safety, reliability and performance requirements
  • Develop a DFMEA for both BMS HW and controls
  • Implement functional safety concepts into the HW design
  • Circuit modeling and simulation, worst case circuit analysis
  • Electrical design including component selection, schematic capture, layout, work closely with PCBA fab houses and contract manufacturers on bringing the hardware to mass production
  • Collaborate with controls and software peers to define and maintain high level software functional descriptions and state diagrams
  • Be the point of contact between own team and other systems (such as System Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software, Controls…) within Rivian to achieve collaboration and efficiencies across the company

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
  • Ownership for All: We offer every employee the opportunity to own Rivian stock through equity programs, supporting their financial wellness.
  • Mental and Emotional Wellness: We provide employees and their families access to mental wellness platforms and our Employees Assistance Program
  • Fertility and Family Planning: We support diverse family-building journeys, providing employees with benefits such as paid parental leave and financial support for adoption, fertility treatments or surrogacy.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages driven by mutual investment in our long-term growth and success.
  • Career Development: We enable all employees to own their development. Continuous learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement help drive performance, boost engagement and develop future leaders.
  • Transgender Benefits: In alignment with WPATH guidelines, our 2022 plans provide coverage toward medical, pharmacy and cosmetic needs.
Company Core Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team