Deep Learning Engineer, Perception, Autonomy

    • Rivian
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 43 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Research and development
Deep learning
Machine Learning (ML)
Data collection
Embedded systems
Computer science
Quality control
Data mining
Network optimization
Data security
Social media
Information security
Cloud computing
Law enforcement
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Apache MXNet

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

As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will be part of the Perception team at Rivian. Our perception team is a diverse group of algorithm developers focused on creating a real-time virtual representation of the local environment around the autonomous vehicle. This is accomplished by various detection algorithms on sensors (cameras/lidars/radars). The data from multiple sensors including cameras, radars, LIDARs, and ultrasonic sensors are then fused to create a complete understanding of the surroundings.


  • In this role, you will be involved in developing models for object detection/classification/ tracking, free space estimation using camera, radar and lidar. You will also work on the software and infrastructure needed for data collection, training, and validation.
  • You will also get exposure to migrating these models to a real-time embedded system, prototyping on autonomous vehicles, testing, and completing functional safety and productization activities.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 3+ years related industry or research experience
  • Research and development experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • Detection and tracking of objects, lanes, signs, semantic segmentation, volumetric occupancy etc.
    • Experience with defining annotation workflow and quality control
    • Data mining tools from vehicle sensor logs
  • Strong Python programming background
  • Experience with frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, MxNet.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment
  • Good team player with great communication skills
  • Passionately motivated to take ideas from R&D phase to a product

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven record of research and accomplishment in fields related to perception with publications in top tier conferences like CVPR, Neurips, ICCV, ECCV etc.
  • Productization of inference models on embedded platforms
  • Experience with training and network optimization
  • Experience working on highly automated systems in automotive applications
  • Prototyping real-time applications

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $1 79 ,000.00 - $ 343 ,000.00 (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

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