Sr. Data Scientist, Business Operations

    • Rivian
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


USD 107,800.00 per year
Full Time


Kernel density estimation
Attention to detail
Business operations
Strategic planning
Data Science
Machine Learning (ML)
Linear programming
Service operations
Apache Spark
Operations research
Computer science
Statistical models
Monte Carlo method
Time series
Organizational skills
Data security
Social media
Information security
Cloud computing
Law enforcement
Regression analysis
Analytical skill
System integration testing
VMware Infrastructure

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

At Rivian, the Service Business Operations team works across the organization to use data to inform and aid in the strategic planning and operational decisions of how we allocate resources to support Rivian in its growth. As a Data Scientist, you will partner cross-functionally to understand data and key business questions to support how we forecast, estimate, optimize, and scenario plan for Service. This role will have an opportunity to lead how we design and build models to support strategic and tactical Service business decisions. The Sr. Data Scientist will report into our Manager, Data Science & Engineering.


  • Build scalable models using statistics and machine learning to support Service in how we estimate and forecast service demand as well as the allocation of resources
  • Develop approaches that improve how we optimize our service network using linear programming or other heuristic methods
  • Support the development of models that will support a statistical simulation framework that enables scenario planning for Service operations
  • Code that is well-structured meeting standards for style, maintainability, reusability and automation using Python, SQL, and Apache Spark
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with organizations to deliver end to end solutions including gathering and understanding the business need, exploring data, building and validating models or data pipelines, and deploying of models or pipelines
  • Partner with stakeholders across service to specify, implement, and deliver business insights for strategy and operations
  • Continuously seek opportunities for improvement, focusing on using sound quantitative approaches in statistics or mathematics to improve how we ask questions, how we answer those questions, and how we use data to create business impact


  • Masters or PhD in Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, or related STEM disciplines
  • 3+ years of industry experience in statistical modeling and or machine learning (Monte Carlo, optimization, regression, time-series forecasting, kernel density estimation, neural networks etc.)
  • Proficiency in Apache Spark, Python and SQL
  • Familiarity with tools such as Databricks and MLflow is preferred
  • Proven experience working through an environment of ambiguity with the ability to self-prioritize responsibilities and requests from multiple partners
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and quality
  • Outstanding team player capable of guiding complex technical discussions
  • Ability to sit for 8-12 hours per day
  • Travel requirements <10%

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $107,800 to $146,500,600 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Salary Range for Washington Based Applicants: $107,800 to $134,800 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Salary Range for Colorado Based Applicants: $103,100 to $128,900 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law).

Salary Range for New York Based Applicants: $117,200 to $146,500 (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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