Canoo Technologies Inc.

Battery Test 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 Battery Test Engineer is responsible for understanding and developing safety requirements for battery cells, modules and systems, and to devise and execute tests to validate that the company’s products satisfy the requirements.  


  • Assist in the development of detailed DVP&R plans, including statistical confidence intervals 
  • Lead the scheduling and execution of test plans including acquiring quotes and availability at outside test houses 
  • Write detailed test procedures 
  • Execute test procedures: Hands-on in the lab, working with high voltage battery modules and packs 
  • Post process data and publish test reports in a timely manner, to support the product development cycle 
  • Update DVPR with test execution dates and links to reports 
  • Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase 
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization when issues/failures arise 
  • Setup and maintain an Equipment Calibration Program for all test equipment in the lab 
  • Up to 25% domestic travel


  • Experience with battery safety standards (UN 38.3, SAE J2464, SAE J2929, etc.) 
  • Experience working with lithium-ion battery cells in large-format, high voltage applications 
  • Understanding of heat transfer, fluid/mass transport, statistics and thermodynamics 
  • Familiarity with materials, processes and technologies for battery safety and thermal management 
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards that covers environmental, mechanical, electrical aspects of validation 
  • Familiarity with CAN communications  
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis 
  • Experience with high voltage battery systems 
  • Experience with battery cyclers and hooking up a battery system to a cycler 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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