Canoo Technologies Inc.

Safety Structure CAE 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 CAE Engineer – Safety Structure will be responsible for the structural crash simulations by collaboration with other departments in a fast-paced EV development.


  • Utilize CAE techniques with component, system, and full vehicle models to assess performance in structural safety attributes for full EV structure/Battery systems
  • Generate feasible and timely vehicle design recommendations and technical solutions to meet safety performance targets. Balance safety requirements based on the results of crash simulations for the major safety load cases with other performance requirements
  • Use advanced CAE tools and methods (DOE/DFSS/MDO) to optimize the structural designs. Improve structural efficiency, achieve improved performance with less mass.
  • Develop and apply advanced safety/crash methodologies and analysis techniques to drive innovation into product development
  • Build state-of-the-art finite element models
  • Post process analysis results and make design recommendation to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Support component, sub-systems, and vehicle testing to correlate CAE models
  • Collaborate with suppliers/test vendors to improve the material database and accuracy of CAE models


  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of CAE crash safety analysis experience in automotive industry or equivalent
  • Expert in LS-Dyna.
  • Highly skilled in “hands-on” CAE model development using HyperWorks/ANSA/Primer
  • Experience with Crashworthiness analysis in at least one product development lifecycle is preferred
  • Knowledge of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), and Global Safety Requirements and Standards such as US NCAP/Euro NCAP/IIHS
  • Strong understanding on the solid mechanics and materials; material characterization experience is a plus
  • Experience with other disciplinaries in the vehicle structural analysis, including Durability/NVH/Powertrain is preferred
  • Structural Optimization experience in Topology/Size/Shape optimization is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver analysis results within a tight schedule in a collaborative team environment
  • Creative mindset with the ability to create practical work-around solutions when necessary
  • Innovations shall be part of day today working and desire to convert it into patent, technical paper is necessary.
  • Open-minded with a desire and aptitude to work in a team environment with individuals having diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and data-driven decision making.
  • Self-driven with a concentration on execution. Likes to be accountable for their own work

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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