Canoo Technologies Inc.

Wire Harness Design Release 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 Design Release Engineer (DRE) Wire Harness is responsible for product development of low voltage vehicle wiring harnesses. This position requires an extremely technical oriented individual with the dynamic sense of urgency and communication skills to meet the project needs and development timing. The DRE will be fully responsible for delivering the harnesses in line with program timing. The candidate should have Automotive or Aerospace wire harness design experience.


  • Design and development of Automotive wire harnesses
  • Translate System Schematics into wiring diagrams and harnesses
  • Work with purchasing department on creating RFQ
  • Write Technical Specifications related to harnesses including wiring sizing selection with voltage drop calculations
  • Build a great communication channel with the supplier
  • Regularly meet with supplier to track the product status
  • Review Device Transmittal (DT) submitted by all module groups and update them
  • Review the CAD 3D Model and 2D prints for accuracy
  • Create the 3D CAD to properly route the harnesses and define the attachment mechanism and attachment points using Catia V6
  • Create the 2D CAD wire harness print
  • Work with packaging team to package and route the harnesses into the vehicle
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing partner for various build phases and work to manufacturing schedule
  • Work with prototype and production suppliers
  • Support end of line test development and reworks during each manufacturing phase
  • Work with cross-functional module groups
  • Review the DFMEA/PFMEA with supplier and provide the input Support SQA in supplier APQP and PPAP process
  • Support Certification, Safety, and Vehicle Integration Groups Support other wiring engineers and coordinate the changes
  • Represent Electrical Group in packaging meetings related to wiring harnesses
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest wiring/connector standards
  • Meet all MRD dates, delivering high quality harnesses in line with program timing
  • Visiting supplier’s plant to become familiar with their manufacturing process
  • Able and willing to travel to supplier site when needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years Automotive or Aerospace related “wiring harness” experience at either OEM or Tier-1 supplier level
  • Knowledge of checking: Device Transmittal, System Schematics, Wiring Diagrams, and harnesses for accuracy
  • Experience with 3D and 2D CAD software applications
  • Preferred experience with Catia V6 and Mentor Capital
  • Knowledge of DFMEA and DVP&R

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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