Canoo Technologies Inc.

Vehicle Package Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Torrance | US
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 Vehicle Package Engineer will be responsible for the physical package of our cutting-edge electric vehicles here at Canoo. You will implement design reviews, CAD design, data analysis, and PLM tools to ensure delivery of a high-quality vehicle. You will be expected to lead cross-functional teams of engineers and provide direction on topics as focused as part design, and as broad as vehicle-level principles or engineering best practices, and everything in between.


  • Be the head of physical integration of components into the vehicle
  • The scope of the role will include projects at any stage of a program lifecycle (series production, prototype, etc.) as well as non-program specific development
  • Perform benchmarking analyses of competitive vehicles
  • Be the voice of the whole vehicle, balancing needs, and concerns from all stakeholders as well as vehicle-level considerations (safety, NVH, ergonomics, electrical performance, design, thermal performance, water and dirt management, cost, mass, etc.)
  • Organize and lead vehicle-wide and zone-specific design reviews
  • Interface with all engineering and business groups within Canoo (Design, vehicle attributes, UI/UX, Studio Engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Be responsible for checking all 2D and 3D CAD for accuracy and releasing them in the 3DExperience platform
  • Administer and process clash checks, release reviews, engineering change requests, and any other PLM-related process


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant technical discipline
  • Over 10 years of experience in the automotive or aerospace industries
  • Experience leading vehicle, or zone-level design reviews and packaging studies
  • A deep understanding of the core principles of one or more automotive commodities
  • Experience with designing and releasing parts
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have developed, from cradle to grave, parts or technologies
  • Experience with CATIA V5 (V6 preferred)
  • Experience creating CAD of parts and interfacing with neighboring components in assemblies
  • Experience creating 2D drawings
  • Have knowledge of automotive product development, including creating requirements, DVPs, DFMEA, GD&T, component and vehicle testing and other fundamental system engineering standards
  • Has demonstrated the ability to get projects complete from ideation, to sourcing to product launches
  • Has demonstrated the knowledge of manufacturing processes pertaining to commercial or passenger vehicles
  • Ability to navigate the complexities of a start-up and deliver projects on time, at cost, and at quality standards that are expected in the automotive space
  • Exceptional awareness of financial and commercial considerations
  • Team building and mentoring experience

What's Cool About Working Here...

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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