Canoo Technologies Inc.

Chargeport Release DRE

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 Chargeport Design Release Engineer will lead the design, development, and sourcing for charge ports of the global market including but not limited to the CCS1, CCS2, and GB/T. The Engineer shall adhere to the automotive standards and ensure the products satisfy all regulatory and Canoo requirements. 


  • Work closely with the HV distribution and HV electronics teams to understand the specific requirements for Chargeport integration and function. 
  • Lead cross-functional collaborations with body, exteriors, closures, HV distribution, LV distribution, design, EE systems and other vehicle teams as needed to develop an efficient integration strategy for Chargeport design to meet all system requirements across multiple vehicle programs. 
  • Support cross-functional teams to provide solutions to integration issues as needed to ensure vehicle attributes and timing are maintained. 
  • Responsible for creating/maintaining Chargeport component technical specifications. 
  • Ensure Chargeport integration meets Canoo DFM, DFS and quality standards. 
  • Maintain all part attributes in Catia V6/3Dexperience for the Chargeport assembly and components to ensure they comply to Canoo standards and system weight targets. 
  • Perform engineering calculations and analysis for the Chargeport system to ensure it meets the vehicle requirements for strength, durability, thermal and stiffness. 
  • Work with commercial teams (Programs, Supply Chain) to source the Chargeport(s) from suppliers such that quality, cost targets, and schedules are met to ensure compliance to overall company goals.   
  • Lead supplier meetings driving development and part release for Chargeport assembly and components, ensuring that all Canoo and regulatory design targets are met.  
  • Support in the development of detailed component and system DFMEA and DVP&R 
  • Work with Canoo test team and supplier testing team to ensure successful testing per DVP. 
  • Support all phases of Beta and Gamma builds as needed to ensure smooth product launch 
  • Document product issues, identify RC, develop ICA and PCA in a timely manner to ensure testing and development deadlines can be maintained 
  • Up to 25% domestic travel


  • 3+ year of experience with CATIA V5 or V6 (V6 preferred).  Additional experience using SolidWorks or related CAD tool is a plus 
  • BS/MS in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering with 2+ years of automotive experience  
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards that covers environmental, mechanical, electrical aspects of validation. 
  • Experience with vehicle integration of electronic components and electromechanical devices 
  • Experienced in creating and maintaining technical engineering documentation. 


Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience using analysis software such as Altaire Inspire. 
  • Experience with design and development of CCS1 chargeport with fundamental understanding of regulatory requirements 
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent communications skills and take ownership to deliver results. 
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning experience. 
  • Fundamental understanding of electronics, mechanical, and UI/UX considerations 

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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