Palo Alto, CA

Senior Engineering Manager, Order Squad

Rivian’s Digital Commerce Team is responsible for the end-to-end implementation of the digital experience outside the vehicle (e.g. vehicle configurator, payment gateway, vehicle delivery management, service scheduling) across web, mobile app, and in-store. To that end, we are developing a world-class commerce platform that will make learning about and purchasing electric adventure vehicles intuitive, seamless, and fun.

Rivian is looking for a strong Senior Engineering Manager to join our Order Squad Engineering team. In this role, you will lead a group of world class software engineers to define, design, guide and build best-in-class digital experiences for the customers. This is a highly cross-functional role with focus on scalable, cloud native, API driven, resilient web application and GraphQL services with high emphasis on innovation.

This is what you’ll do:

  • Work with product managers to understand the requirements and architect solutions – you are able to drive ambiguity out of requirements and articulate broadly applicable solutions.
  • Lead a team of talented engineers to design and develop end-to-end services across web/app (React/React Native), backend (Node/GraphQL) and 3rd party integrations.
  • Develop state of the art code – influence/establish the software development culture of the team. Establish standards and best practices for software engineering
  • Collaborate with various partner engineering teams to support their needs in a timely manner
  • Manage product backlogs and lead the team in SCRUM activities
  • Define key metrics and KPIs and implement them to ensure maximum service up-time
  • Grow and mentor an engineering team from 4 to 8-9 within the next 12 months

This is what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related engineering field
  • Minimum of a combined 12 years of experience as a software engineer and manager
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an engineering manager
  • Possess strong experience in building end-to-end cloud native distributed applications across web/app
  • Strong system design and architecture skills
  • Experience working in a fast paced, agile work environment
  • Passionate about fostering a culture of teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and think creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and retain top engineering talent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic mindset – able to think far enough into the future while ensuring near term execution and providing glide path into the future vision

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. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles are designed and engineered to inspire the exploration of our world in new ways through sustainable technology. Forever starts with us. There’s a magic that occurs when people from different worlds, with different lived experiences and perspectives, surround a challenge from all sides. If it were up to us, every person on the planet would be joining forces to mitigate climate change. The carbonization of our atmosphere presents a great threat to humanity, but with some imagination, and a shared commitment to drastically reducing emissions, a better way forward is possible.To get there, we’re putting our adventurous side to work — inventing technology, building products and designing services and experiences that enable and inspire a shift to renewable energy. Since our earliest days, Rivian has been a magnet for optimistic thinkers and doers who will stop at nothing to leave this planet better than we found it. It takes more than great ideas to make a difference. Bringing them to life — the right way — requires relentless curiosity and a whole lot of heart, not to mention difficult decisions, unexpected turns, redrawn plans and gnawed pencils. Every time we greet the unknown with open arms, what once seemed impossible becomes fun. Digital Commerce Rivian’s Digital Commerce team is responsible for the end-to-end digital experiences outside our vehicles across the web, mobile app and in-store. We build customer-centric features, like the vehicle configurator, interactive maps and a world-class commerce platform that will make learning about and purchasing Electric Adventure Vehicles intuitive, seamless and fun. We are seeking adventurous developers to lead the execution of customer-facing programs and projects from conception-to-launch and drive the development of core technologies needed to enable our commerce platform and mobile app.