Canoo Technologies Inc.

Radar Design and Release 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 RADAR Design Release Engineer is responsible for leading the development and sourcing of the radars used in the driver assistance system and to ensure the products satisfy all requirements. The radar sensors are key components for the Canoo L2.5 driver assistance system. 


  • Capture system requirements from all stakeholders and translate into a technical specification; technical specification shall guide and glue together HW and SW requirements, maintaining linkages to the system requirements 
  • Guide the documentation to support technical robustness of design (Worst Case Analysis, Circuit Simulations, DFMEA, Functional Safety Analysis)  
  • Work with all engineering disciplines to ensure final product meets all technical and commercial requirements 
  • Work with commercial teams (Programs, Supply Chain) to ensure cost targets and schedules are met; be the main technical point of contact between suppliers and all engineering disciplines 
  • Work with test and validation team to verify functional operation to technical specification  
  • Work with all stakeholders to integrate final design in vehicle or subsystem  
  • Assist in the development of detailed DVP&R plans, including statistical confidence intervals  
  • 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  


  • Experience with automotive electronics development standards   
  • Experience with automotive radars, preferably 77GHz   
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards that covers environmental, mechanical, electrical aspects of validation  
  • Familiarity with CAN, CAN-FD, Ethernet communications and the tools used to interface with them  
  • Hands-On experience working with electronic/electric systems and all traditional lab equipment (DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzers, Power Supplies)  
  • Excellent aptitude in C++, python, simulation tools to collect, analyze and predict radar performance in the vehicle  
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis  


Preferred Experience 

  • Ability to navigate the complexities of a startup and deliver projects on time, at cost and at quality standards that are expected in the automotive space.  
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning experience. 
  • Experience working at automotive supplier or OEM, startup experience a plus. 
  • Experience in CATIA V6 (Part Design, Assembly Design, Generative shape design) 

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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