Canoo Technologies Inc.

Manager, eDrive Controls Calibration

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.


We are looking for a motor calibration engineer with automotive experience and experience in motor controls related topics. The eDrive Calibration Lead will be responsible for leading the team of calibration engineers supporting multiple eDrive products. The team will work closely with controls engineers on the validation and optimization of in-house controls implementation. The Lead will develop processes and test procedures for the confirmation and release of code/calibration packages to vehicle programs. The team will support testing and development at the vehicle level and be front line for issue resolution related to eDrive products.  


  • Calibration procedure development 
  • Develop and/or improve test plans for the characterization and evaluation of the traction motor 
  • Product development and testing timeline planning with support from cross-functional hardware, controls, and software teams 
  • Testing and verification of motor control algorithms for electrical machines on dyno and in-vehicle 
  • Specify and plan installation of test equipment and facilities 
  • Implement scripts for automation of the dyno test procedures and a process to evaluate and document the results 
  • Provide feedback to the motor controls team and the motor design team based on obtained results 
  • Support debugging of software issues on the dyno and at vehicle level 
  • Support trouble shooting across all vehicle areas such as: Powertrain, Battery, Controls, etc. 


  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in electrical or mechanical engineering or equivalent 
  • Understanding of traction inverter drives and electric motors including IPM, SPM, and IM 
  • Knowledge and some hands-on experience with field-oriented control for PM and/or IM  
  • Understanding of pulse width modulation (PWM) schemes like space vector PWM 
  • Knowledge of digital observers and filters 
  • Some hands-on experience with operating a dyno or equivalent test setup  
  • Basic knowledge of embedded C 
  • Comfortable with modeling, simulation and validation using tools like Matlab/Simulink 


Preferred Experience 

  • Master's degree (or higher) in electrical or mechanical engineering or equivalent 
  • Familiarity with testing tools like model in the loop (MIL), software in the loop (SIL), hardware in the loop (HIL) 
  • Familiarity with position and speed measurement devices like resolvers and encoders 
  • Extensive experience with dyno testing of electric machines   
  • Experience with debugging tools like CANape and CANalyzer  
  • Good trouble shooting skills and understanding at the system level 
  • Experience with software tools like CCS or Eclipse and software management systems like GitHub and familiarity with software validation and release process 
  • Solid understanding of testing methodologies and tools 
  • Good organizational, planning, communication, and documentation skills 
  • Effective team player with internal and external resources 

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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