Canoo Technologies Inc.

Thermal Vehicle Test Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location

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 Thermal Vehicle Test Engineer is responsible for devising and executing tests that validate thermal management component and system performance against a variety or requirements.  The Test Engineer is also responsible for the planning, preparation and execution of vehicle thermal test phases throughout the vehicle development process.


  • Development of detailed vehicle level DVP&R plans
  • Lead the scheduling and execution of test plans including acquiring quotes and availability at outside test sites
  • Write detailed test procedures
  • Execute test procedures: Hands-on in the lab or at various test sites, working with thermal system test benches, using various automotive refrigerants and coolants
  • Post process data and publish test reports in a timely manner, to support the product development cycle
  • Update DVPR with test execution dates and links to reports
  • Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization when issues/failures arise
  • Design and document test setups including equipment selection and harness drawings
  • Maintain a safe and inclusive lab/test site working environment
  • Instrumentation and preparation of test properties (Thermocouples, pressure sensors, flow meters, etc.)


  • Min 5 years of experience with automotive HVAC systems and vehicle testing
  • Min 5 years of experience with automotive thermal management systems and vehicle testing
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards, including environmental, mechanical, and electrical performance validation
  • Experience applying instrumentation to achieve specific measurement goals
  • Experience with using Vector tools (CANape, CANoe, CANalyzer)
  • Background with CAN, LIN, Ethernet communications
  • Familiarity with NI cDAQ hardware and LabView, Test Stand software
  • Development of NI LabView drivers for hardware functional tests
  • Experience with vehicle test execution at various test sites
  • Experience in troubleshooting and root cause analysis

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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