Senior Data Scientist – Solid State Cell

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. 

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 Cell Data Science team is tasked with accelerating the R&D timelines for materials and manufacturing innovations for batteries using advanced modeling, analytics and machine learning. We are building end-to-end data and ML pipelines to serve data solutions to domain experts in Cell Engineering. As a Data Scientist, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide array of analytics and algorithmic tasks, including but not limited time-series problems, physics-informed ML, complex systems and cost modeling, anomaly detection, vision systems, and ML-driven optimization in the context of battery R&D manufacturing. You will collaborate with other data scientist and engineers as well as battery domain experts to improve our processes and products in a fast pace, dynamic environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Join a team developing the next generation of battery cells for Rivian!
  • Develop models and pipelines and derive insights from R&D and manufacturing data.
  • Collect, organize, process and model data from various sources to improve laboratory experimentation and cell manufacturing.
  • Be a key stakeholder in decision making for developing scalable data analytics solutions from R&D level through mass production scale-up.
  • Work with external vendors and internal teams to deliver software, enabling process development and manufacturing
  • Drive system integration, metric development, ad-hoc analytics and visualizations, and product traceability and quality efforts.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience delivering software, ML or data products.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, and libraries including NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn and similar.
  • Strong background in machine learning and data analysis fundamentals.
  • Experience with a deep learning framework like TensorFlow or PyTorch.
  • Experience with relevant AWS tools such as Sagemaker, S3, RDS etc.
  • Experience dealing with and training on terabytes of data.
  • Knowledge of large-scale data processing and computing tools such as Spark.
  • Experience with building dashboards and running complex SQL queries.

Education: BS in Computer Science, Statistics, Physics or an Engineering discipline. MS or PhD preferred.

This is where you’ll work:

Department: Cell Engineering

Location: Palo Alto, CA

 

 

Equal Opportunity

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