Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Functional Safety Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

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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 Lead Functional Safety engineer owns and delivers the functional safety and risk management deliverables and work products for all Canoo vehicles.


  • Promote Canoo’s safety culture internally and externally 
  • Managing execution and adherence to the process for all functional safety requirements definition, validation, and verification 
  • Contributing to the risk management strategy for all technical risks on Canoo vehicles 
  • Contributing to functional safety and risk management program goals 
  • Interfacing with potential company partners regarding Canoo functional safety strategy, compliance, and safety cases 
  • Drive and support various engineer teams through activities according to  functional safety and quality management frameworks
  • Delivering safety cases for domain relevant subsystems on Canoo vehicles 
  • Lead the creation of functional safety processes and documentation in accordance with relevant industry standards
  • Developing training and guidance documentation for all functional safety processes and products 



  • 5+ years of working in system safety, functional safety, or other safety-critical engineering positions. 
  • Demonstrated experience establishing processes for assessment, analysis, test, verification, and validation of safety critical systems 
  • Direct engineering contributions to technical systems that have been delivered to market 
  • Knowledge of and experience using functional safety standards for developing complex system (e.g., ISO 26262, ISO 21448)
  • Work with requirements & safety analysis tools such as ANSYS Medini, Polarion


  • 10+ years of working in system safety, functional safety, or other safety-critical engineering positions
  • 5+ years working on ISO 26262 processes and compliance on automotive vehicles 
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating roles and requirements with other teams 
  • Demonstrated experience managing analysis, simulation, and test processes
  • Experience with one or more programming languages, particularly Matlab/Simulink

Physical Requirements for Physical Positions

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to lift up to 25 or more pounds, stand, sit, bend/stoop, or operate office equipment or machinery.


Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


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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