Canoo Technologies Inc.

Vehicle Test Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
US-OH-East Liberty

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 Vehicle Test Engineer is responsible for designing vehicle level test procedures and creating judgement criteria to assess test results in order to validate vehicle design requirement are met.


  • Create detailed Test Plans and work with external test labs and test suppliers to organize and execute testing
  • Prep Test Vehicles and instrument with various sensors and data acquisition tools
  • Conduct driving test maneuvers according to test procedures
  • Record and analyze test data and compare to design requirements
  • Write detailed test reports recording subjective and objective findings and any issues
  • Document Issues discovered on test and assess whether a design countermeasure is required
  • Manage all open concerns discovered on test with the responsible Design Engineers until a design countermeasure is achieved and plan for validation by retest, CAE simulation, or other means in order to close out open concerns
  • Manage the vehicle validation process activities during the product design lifecycle from product concept to production launch
  • Support general vehicle testing activities such as Regulatory, Performance, Strength, Abuse, Durability and Reliability Tests
  • Manage critical path timing of multiple tests to ensure completion on time and within budget



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Technology
  • Minimum of 4 years of test engineering experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, performance driving license preferred such as a racing license, or test driver license from an automotive Proving Ground
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time


  • Knowledge of Battery Electric Vehicle architecture with detailed understanding of Powertrain, Battery, Chassis, Body, and 12Volt systems and an understanding of vehicle firmware
  • Strong professional and technical competence in vehicle testing and validation methods
  • Experience working with various Data Acquisition tools and Sensors such as; SoMat eDAQ, Siemens LMS, VBox, OxTs, accelerometers, microphones, thermocouples, pressure transducers, strain gauges, LVDT’s
  • Data Analysis experience with nCode Glyphworks, MatLab, etc.
  • Broad knowledge of creating and executing DVP&R’s
  • Experience working at various test labs and facilities with broad test industry contacts
  • Hands on ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools in servicing automobiles
  • Ability to understand the customer’s needs and champion the “voice of the customer” when conducting vehicle tests
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex engineering problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, displays a high level of maturity, ability to work as a member of a small nimble team, ability to work in a self-directed manner

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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