Canoo Technologies Inc.

Power Electronics Engineer

Full Time
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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 Power Electronics Engineer will design power electronic components including but not limited to DC-DC converter and On Board Charger for Canoo’s electric vehicles. This person will utilize innovative approaches and follow established best practices to create designs with highest efficiency and compact size to maximize vehicle performance and minimize battery requirements. The candidate will develop requirements for systems and components, analyze possible system architectures, ensure functional safety and failure modes are mitigated, and that the interactions between the electrical, mechanical, thermal and software domains are well managed.


  • Understand design requirements from system and component level and capture them in a Component Technical Specification
  • Select topology to maximize efficiency, performance and minimize size and cost
  • Validate concepts by design calculations and simulations
  • Design circuits and systems using schematic capture tool
  • Design magnetic components and guide vendor to manufacture said components
  • Layout PCB or work with PCB layout engineer to create PCB designs with high level of power and signal integrity and low EMI
  • Board bring up, optimization and comprehensive testing of power electronic designs
  • Take designs through regulatory approvals for EMI and safety
  • Create and execute reliability test plans
  • Perform safety-oriented analyses such as component stress analysis, DFMEA and HARA
  • Present concise and effective design reviews
  • Cross functional work with mechanical, thermal and FW teams


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in electrical engineering with power electronics focus and at least 2+ years of experience in analog and digital AC-DC and DC-DC power electronics
  • Hands on experience in switched mode power supply design and development
  • Deep understanding of AC-DC and DC-DC analog and digital control loops
  • Experienced in debugging and solving power and EMI issues
  • Experience in standard lab equipment such as power analyzer, oscilloscopes, frequency response analyzer
  • Capable of creating models, simulations, and analysis tools to solve engineering problems using PLECS, MATLAB, Mathcad or similar engineering tools
  • Strong familiarity with design, development and manufacturability of power converters


  • Independent and self motivated
  • Great team player who thrives on open communications and brainstorming
  • Highly focused on creating the best designs to achieve the highest quality product
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to engineering excellence through data driven decision making
  • Works well on projects on their own as well as with a team, able to clearly communicate ideas.
  • Hands-on interest in developing a real world product from concept to production stages.

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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