Canoo Technologies Inc.

Thermal Systems Analysis and 1D Simulation Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-MI-Auburn Hills

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.


You will provide technical direction and guidance for optimal Thermal Systems and Thermal Components design and sizing for a variety of vehicles and platforms such as our Lifestyle Vehicle, MPDV, Pickup Truck, and others.

You will interact with multidisciplinary teams to meet their thermal requirements including but not limited to Battery, Electric Motor, Power Electronics, Aerodynamics, and Controls.

You will make sure that our thermal tests are properly planned, instrumented, and executed, and you will analyze and use test data for models’ correlation and calibration.


  • Develop 1D Thermal Systems and Components models
  • Provide physics-based hand-calculations when needed and applicable
  • Simulate a wide variety of mission profiles and sensitivity analysis for thermal performance
  • Interact with CFD engineers and understand CFD results
  • Interact with Battery, Electric Motor, Power Electronics, and Controls teams to meet their thermal requirements
  • Simulate vehicle performance and validate controls using MATLAB-Simulink
  • Plan thermal tests, and post-process and analyze test data
  • Correlate and calibrate 1D Thermal Systems and Components models against test data
  • Find and push for Thermal System improvements for better performance, mass, and cost
  • Communicate findings and results across the Canoo organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with Thermal Management systems, including 2-phase refrigerant systems, cooling systems, air systems, and cabin
  • Electric Vehicle HVAC and Cooling systems preferred
  • 1D tools such as GT-SUITE, AMESIM, KULI, Dymola, Simscape or similar
  • MATLAB-Simulink or similar tool for Vehicle simulation
  • Hands-on vehicle testing preferred
  • Python and Scripting is a plus
  • 3D CAD tools is a plus
  • Data analysis and post-processing tools such as CANape, CANalyzer, and VSignalyzer is a plus
  • Controls and logic development knowledge is a plus
  • Have a fearless can-do attitude
  • Be a proven thinker
  • Be a team player
  • Be willing to learn and teach
  • Ability to work with a limited amount of information and make the right assumptions
  • Be willing to challenge and be challenged to drive innovation
  • Be willing to work hard and face challenges to meet deliverables on time
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present results and recommendations

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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