Canoo Technologies Inc.

Embedded Software Engineer, Power Electronics

Job Locations US-CA-Torrance
Full Time

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Distinguished by its experienced team from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space that is customizable across all owners in the vehicle lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.


The Embedded Software Engineer will develop real time low level embedded software for power conversion systems and communications. This position will be responsible for the design and development of software for embedded control of inverter, DC-DC converter and On Board Charger for Canoo’s electric vehicles. 


  • Design, develop, implement, debug and maintain embedded real-time software for power conversion ECUs 
  • Develop code for control algorithms and communication 
  • Develop documentation and test plans for software 
  • Investigate, debug and modify existing code 
  • Work with HW engineers to test, debug and validate FW on bench 
  • Develop standard and custom communication protocols for new systems 
  • Develop power electronics FW from concept to post-production 


  • MS or PhD In Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering 
  • 3+ years of embedded programming design experience for switched mode power converters 
  • Fluent in C 
  • Ability to code in Assembly 
  • Proficient with micro-controller IDE design/development tools 
  • Thorough understanding of software development practices and associated tools 
  • Experience in real-time operating systems 
  • Understanding of AC-DC and DC-DC operation and digital control loops 
  • Ability to follow circuit schematics and PCB layout drawings 
  • Experience in standard lab equipment such as power analyzer, oscilloscopes, frequency response analyzer to use for validating and debugging FW 
  • Experience with ST 32-bit microcontroller platforms 
  • Experience developing device drivers, control systems, and communications protocols 
  • Experience with CAN, SPI, I2C, RS-232, 802.11x, and TCP/IP protocols 
  • Automotive experience 
  • Good understanding of design for manufacturing, quality control, and FMEA 

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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