Staff AI Engineer, Smart Diagnostics

    • Rivian
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
USD 206,500.00 - 258,100.00 per year
Full Time


Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Customer experience
Deep learning
Level design
Programming languages
Release management
Data security
Social media
Information security
Cloud computing
Law enforcement
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning (ML)
Amazon Web Services
Software development
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery

Job Details

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

The Smart Diagnostics team at Rivian supports developing and deploying Rivian's Smart Diagnostics AI system that drives in-vehicle and remote diagnostics using traditional ML and Generative AI. We focus on diagnosis, prognosis, predictive service, and maintenance of Rivian vehicles. Internal teams and Rivian vehicle owners alike use our systems.

We operate highly scalable infrastructure for serving and orchestrating LLMs, Vector Stores, and agents. This role will be focused on delivering quality software and backend services, enhancing the utility of GenAI frameworks, and exploring the bleeding edge of this new technology.


  • Work with LLM and AI/ML systems to drive impact through automation.
  • Focus on multimodal inputs: text, image, audio, or video.
  • Designed and developed production backend distributed systems and micro-services at scale.
  • Be thoughtful about the customer experience and limitations of modern AI systems.
  • Be a subject matter expert on ML infrastructure for internal and external customers.
  • Willing to support on-call rotation as needed for Production systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in CS or any STEM discipline.
  • Hands-on experience in training/finetuning/scaling up traditional ML models and LLMs, multimodal LLMs, efficient models, RL, RLHF, or RLAIF.
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks like PyTorch.
  • Prior experience training and finetuning models for text/image/audio tasks.
  • Knowledge of Cloud fundamentals (preferably in AWS) and distributed systems.
  • Robust system and component-level design and troubleshooting skills, including memory and CPU profiling on cloud-based services.
  • Strong coding skills in one or more programming languages - Golang, Python, Rust, Java. Must include knowledge of how-to unit tests and system tests.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD, Git, and Release Management.
  • Prior automotive experience is a plus.
  • Ph.D. or MS a plus.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $206,500.00 - $258,100.00 (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.

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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