Sr. Staff Camera Validation and Integration Engineer

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About Rivian:
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:
In this role, the camera validation and integration engineer will drive the validation and integration of best-in-class camera systems for deployment in Rivian vehicles. This is a high impact role as these camera systems serve all aspects of autonomy, driver assistance and driver convenience.

The camera validation and integration engineer would be a highly competent hardware engineer, as well as having solid working knowledge of optics, CMOS image sensor, image quality, image signal processor, and software programming.
  • Collaborate with internal architecture, software and hardware teams to drive the specifications of ADAS cameras.
  • Define and perform lab and field tests to validate camera module quality against the specifications.
  • Develop and execute validation plans for system level testing for ADAS cameras.
  • Communicate test results to cross-functional teams for decision making.
  • Required:
    • MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Optics, Imaging Sciences, or related fields.
    • 10+ years of working experience in relevant field.
    • Experience driving camera system definitions for automotive cameras.
    • Deep understanding of all aspects of camera technology including sensor, lens, optics, and image signal processor (ISP).
    • Experience developing image quality metrics and test protocols.
    • Experience in analyzing performance of complex hardware and software systems.
  • Desirable:
    • Experience working on both RGB and IR cameras.
    • Experience in developing camera modules for high volume productions.
    • Experience in programming in Python or C/C++.
    • Ability to work under time pressure.
    • Enjoy working with people.
    • Be an innovative problem solver.
    • Have a fine eye for detail, yet the ability to ‘zoom out’ and see the big picture.
    • Be a strong and effective communicator.
    • Be able to work independently, under your own initiative.
Pay Disclosure:
Salary Range for California Based Candidates: $191,600.00 - $239,500.00 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Benefits Summary:
Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.
Company Statements:

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