Canoo Technologies Inc.

Test & Validation Engineer - Thermal

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 Battery Test and Validation Engineer’s purpose is to plan and execute battery testing per the Design Validation Plan. This position relates specifically to thermal testing, so working knowledge of flow systems and heat transfer analysis is required. The engineer will write test plans, build DUTs with proper instrumentation, and analyze thermal data. Battery thermal testing includes testing all temperature conditions and validating component temperature requirements. This job is hands-on in the Canoo Battery Lab, working alongside other battery test engineers.  


  • Design test setups with proper temperature sensing points, pressure monitoring, and flow control 
  • Lead Thermal Testing Flows on batteries and components to evaluate performance, aid CAE correlation, and validate product requirements 
  • Develop detailed test plans for battery systems based on Canoo technical specifications and industry standards 
  • Compile and report on all data collected. Work with Thermal Team to verify system capabilities 
  • Perform developmental test cases to explore boundary performance of battery systems 
  • Keep a clean and organized lab with safety first 
  • Up to 25% domestic travel


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar 
  • 3+ years previous experience in mechanical design or test engineering environment, automotive is a plus 
  • Above-average knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer properties. Candidate can identify erroneous results and troubleshoot issues with test setups 
  • Hand-on experience operating lab equipment such as current cyclers, DAQ platforms, thermal chambers, and recirculating chillers. Basic working knowledge of CAN and Vector software tools is beneficial 
  • Experience creating automation and data analysis scripts (Python, MatLAB, Visual Basic) 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Good written and verbal communication with ability to create effective, data-driven reports 
  • Familiarity with automotive and/or electric vehicle standards is a plus 

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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