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Staff Cellular Systems Validation Engineer

Company: Rivian Automotive
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 whats 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.As the Cellular Systems Validation Engineer, you will be responsible for end-to-end validation of multi-cellular and multi-access connectivity to Rivian vehicles, thereby allowing robust connectivity for not only todays adventures but tomorrows as well. Specifically, this role will lead the test case creation, validation of new connectivity features/integrations/APIs, and the documentation of defects that will enable Rivian to execute on our core connectivity functionality and services. This is a high impact role with meaningful cross-functional visibility as connectivity is the foundation in which all of Rivians digital capabilities are built upon. Rivians Connected Fleet team works closely with cross-functional partners to support engineering, testing, and deployments across our global fleet of vehicles. A ground floor opportunity to revolutionize the connected car segment with an always connected vehicle that uploads thousands of signals every minute.This is what you'll do:Develop test automation frameworks and data analysis tools using industry best practices.Ensure robust connectivity for all consumer/commercial vehicles and charger deployments by proactively executing test cases and validating new connectivity integrations to ensure new features launch on time and without defects.Work with developers, systems engineers, product managers, and vendors to create test plans, tools for requirements verification, and product validation for end-to-end vehicle connectivity and management.Promptly document defects, work with product management on prioritizing bugs, escalate issues to the appropriate internal/external engineering team, and verify bug fixes.Work with product management, digital technology, and vehicle engineering to onboard new carriers and validate new integrations/features prior to releasing to production.Responsible for testing and validating connectivity solutions end to end in partnership with Rivian engineering, vendors, and network operators.Act as the point of contact with both carriers and vendors to address newly discovered issues, identify launch blockers, and provide assurance that implementations have been validated prior to launch.This is what you'll need:8+ years of experience testing software connectivity solutions in the IoT, wireless/networking, or connected car industries and experience in product lifecycle, testing methodologies, and QA processes.Self-motivated/scrappy with the ability to dive right in, develop effective processes, and work to ensure our vehicles remain connected.Excellent in test automation frameworks and scripting language such as Python, JavaScript, Postman,Experience with testing various cellular & Wi-Fi technology components such as 4G/5G, Wi-Fi connectivity management, and Wi-Fi hotspot.Experience with validating IoT solutions that involve complex lifecycle management, API/network integrations with various cell carriers/connectivity management platforms, and eSIM providers. Strong cross-functional experience with engineering, customer support, finance, product management, and marketing. Knowledge of the basic milestones within the cellular provisioning process and how to manage the SIM lifecycle. BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or another related field.This is where youll work:Department: Digital TechnologyLocation: Palo AltoEqual OpportunityRivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.PrivacyWe take your privacy seriously. For details please see our Candidate Privacy Notice.SDL2017

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