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Manager, Technical Program Management - Electrical Engineering

Company: Rivian
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job 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 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.

Location: open to both Irvine, CA and Palo Alto, CA.

Role Summary

In this position, you will lead the central program management team for the Electrical Engineering organization with Rivian. This team is responsible the design and/or resourcing of all the electrical and electronic components within Rivian vehicles.


In this role the candidate will mentor a team of program managers to support all activities of the electrical organization.

This will involve:

  • Partnering with the larger vehicle product organization to ensure key program requirements, milestones and initiatives are met.
  • Supporting the development of all in house Electronic Control Units
  • Supporting the resourcing of third-party components
  • Supporting the development of automotive harnesses
  • Partnering with supply chain to ensure our products are manufactured to specification and received on time
  • Partnering with manufacturing for new product introductions
  • Partnering with service and reliability to ensure all issues relating to our parts are addressed

In this role the candidate may individually take on any of the above responsibilities at any time, but the key measure of success will be the ability of the candidate to build a successful team that is capable of executing all the above-mentioned tasks.


The successful candidate will meet a large number of the following requirements:


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Physics
  • Experience with program management for products involving significant electrical content
  • Prior experience managing a team of program managers or engineers


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical or Physics)
  • Experience with automotive environments
  • Experience with contract manufacturing and supply chain
  • Experience working on high volume products
  • Experience working in aggressive design environments

Physical qualifications

  • Willing to travel, predominantly national, and some international.

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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