Canoo Technologies Inc.

Vehicle Packaging and 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 Vehicle Package and Release Engineer will be responsible for the virtual package, release and change management of our cutting-edge electric vehicles here at Canoo. You will be expected to lead cross-functional teams of engineers, provide direction on topics as focused as part design and as broad as vehicle-level principles, engineering best practices, and everything in between.


  • 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
  • Be the voice of the whole vehicle, balancing the 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.)
  • Generate, organize concept proposals and configurations in CATIA 3DX and prepare trade-off studies
  • Process clash checks, engineering release and change requests, and other PLM-related items
  • Generate / resolve concerns in issue management software (JIRA) and track them through to completion
  • Organize and lead vehicle-wide and zone-specific design and change management reviews
  • Interface with all engineering and business groups within Canoo (Design, vehicle attributes, UI/UX, Studio Engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, etc.)


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
  • Over 8 years of experience in the automotive or aerospace industries
  • Experience with designing and releasing parts
  • Experience leading vehicle, or zone-level design reviews and packaging studies
  • A deep understanding of the core principles of one or more automotive commodities
  • Have knowledge of automotive product development, including creating requirements, DVPs, DFMEA, GD&T, component and vehicle testing and other fundamentals of system engineering
  • 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
  • Have demonstrated the ability to get projects complete from ideation to product launches
  • Have knowledge of manufacturing processes pertaining automotive - preferred
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with CATIA V5 (V6 3DX preferred)
  • Experience creating CAD of parts and interfacing with neighboring components in assemblies
  • Experience creating 2D drawings
  • Exceptional awareness of financial and commercial considerations
  • PC literate and proficient with the use of MS Office products

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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