Canoo Technologies Inc.

ADAS Autonomous Driving Engineer - Lidar & SLAM

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.


As an Autonomous Driving Engineer, you would be responsible for developing CV/DL algorithms using machine learning approaches, including deep learning neural network. Implement autonomous driving software features in vehicle ECUs. Design and implement computer vision-based and deep learning-based lane detection algorithms.


  • Develop object detection and classification algorithms
  • Develop sensor fusion for higher fidelity localization and path planning
  • Develop convolutional neural network-based computer vision algorithms and 3d point clouds networks like voxelNet for object detection
  • Perform rapid prototyping and integrate autonomous driving features into vehicle test fleet
  • Develop pipelines to augment our data collection using traditional CV techniques such as 3d reconstruction and structure from motion
  • Organize and augment labelled dataset and collaborate with labelling companies
  • Develop unit tests and integration tests
  • Develop, support, and maintain Lidar pipeline
  • Develop algorithms using low-level vehicle integration communication protocols
  • Perform Cuda programming



  • Experience developing algorithms utilizing machine learning approaches
  • Experience with convolutional neural networks
  • Experience with machine learning modeling
  • 2 years of experience using ROS based self driving car sensor fusion platform
  • 2 years of experience using Linux, C/C++, Python and Cuda
  • 2 years of experience with computer vision, including feature extraction, classification, object detection, Keras/Tensorflow, and MxNet
  • 2 years of experience with state-of-the-art CNN architectures on localization and segmentation
  • 2 years of experience implementing standard AD feature sets, including AEB, ACC and Lane Centering
  • Experience in data structures and advanced algorithms
  • Self-motivated, comfortable operating without direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Background with object detection/tracking, sensor fusion, and time synchronization
  • Experience with Deep Neural Networks
  • Experience in computer vision, face recognition, facial key points detection, structure from motion, Multiview geometry
  • Experience writing software for real-time embedded systems with GPU
  • Experience with deep neural network training and optimization in leading frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, Tensorflow)


  • Experience in developing software for automobile industry
  • Examples of your work such as open source projects and top conference or journal publications

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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