Canoo Technologies Inc.

Accessories Design Release Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

About Canoo

 Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

 Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Accessories DRE will be responsible for design from concept to production, release, and launch of components, systems and sub-systems for future vehicle programs. You will be a key player in delivering commodities that meet world class standards of craftsmanship, form, function, and cost. As part of our start-up environment, you will be challenged to think beyond your daily responsibilities and work cross-functionally to deliver a first of it’s kind EV. 

Accessories, components, and subsystems include, but are not limited to: Exterior Wrap, Bike Rack, Roof Rack, Delivery Van upfittings, Pick-up Bed accessories, … and that’s just the beginning of our accessories approach. 


  • Development of multiple accessories in both interior and exterior 
  • Concept Engineering & feasibility 
  • Packaging & layout within vehicle architecture 
  • Design Accessories targets for Craftsmanship, function, cost and weight 
  • Participate in supplier selection 
  • Participate in the process with Design / Studio department 
  • Complete and release component & sub system design, utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required 
  • Work with suppliers to develop component and sub-system to meet all weight, cost, durability, and performance targets and to support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events 
  • Collaborates with BIW and Closures teams 
  • Responsible for technical documentation to include DFMEAs, DVP&R’s 


  • Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with 10+ years of experience or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability 
  • Automotive engineering experience using CATIA V5 / V6 
  • Experience designing a variety of materials 
  • Expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets 
  • Exceptional working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering 
  • Familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and other technical documents 

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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