Canoo Technologies Inc.

Vehicle Performance Attribute Engineer

ID
2021-1438
Category
Engineering
Type
Full Time
Location : Location
US-OK-Tulsa
Telecommute
Yes

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.

Overview

The Vehicle Performance Attribute Engineer (scope: Range, Charging/powering, Performance, Trailer Towing, Off Road) will work with the engineering teams as well as other stakeholders to influence and drive our product designs to achieve the Vehicle Performance targets

Responsibilities

Technical

  • Benchmark competitor set for target references. Plan and execute real-world evaluations & collect jury feedback to feed into Attribute Target Book
  • Define Attributes target (primary, secondary, tertiary, etc) based on benchmarking data, Canoo product pillars, specific product requirements and certification requirements
  • Own the Attribute Target Book, align targets with leadership and keep status updated on a weekly basis
  • Lead detailed technical discussions of all components affecting vehicle range, own a Range Waterfall chart and keep updated on a weekly basis
  • Lead/support parameters/design optimization to improve EPA/WLTP range performance. Support development of a real life range model customized to specific vehicle segments
  • Lead/support the creation of DVP&R's for the validation of their attributes
  • Support development and validation testing to confirm attribute performance
  • Analyze test results, raise and track JIRA Concerns when performance is not met
  • Review and assess Design proposals, CAD designs, identifying areas for improvement

 

Non-Technical

  • Define/Support the Vehicle Performance Attribute workstream, processes, documents, and metrics
  • Lead/Support the respective Attribute Team (cross-functional, internal/external stakeholders and potentially suppliers) to define and meet the Vehicle Performance goals
  • Maintain a standard Scorecard, Attribute Target Book, ensure effective and on time closure of issues. Execute a frequent and robust escalation process 
  • Identify and document all project deliverables and the timing of those milestones within an overall program framework
  • Lead/support resource planning
  • Weekly report out development status (Scorecard) and track KPI's
  • Provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution, and deliver results

Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering
  • Extensive technical knowledge of Electric Vehicles propulsion systems, Powertrain Controls and Range simulation model. Ability to conduct technical discussions related to components affecting Road Load, Aerodynamics, Low Voltage power consumption, Thermal systems among others
  • Minimum of 5 years of Vehicle Performance Attribute management and/or test engineering experience
  • Experience working cross functionally with engineering teams
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex problems. Use evidence based rational to support arguments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to display a high level of maturity, work as a member of a small nimble team, easy to do business with and work in a self-directed manner
  • Advanced skillset with MS Excel, MS Project, MS Power Point. Knowledge of Atlassian JIRA and Siemens Polarion. Ability to quickly learn new program management software tools

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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