Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Power Electronics Test Engineer - Inverter

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 Senior Power Electronics Test Engineer – Inverter is responsible for validation, analysis and troubleshooting of traction inverter components and assembly.


  • Integrate inverter/motor for drive unit performance validation.
  • Analyze component stresses in different operation modes to provide guidance to size components, design experiments and root-cause lab and field failures.
  • Design, build, maintain, and operate reusable electrical / thermal test systems for high power traction inverter development.
  • Design and build instrumentation for high power traction inverter with various sensors, probes, and data acquisition tools.
  • Develop standard test procedures and test plans based on inverter specifications and industry standard, such as efficiency test, EMI/EMC tests.
  • Work with dyno, inductive load, thermal chamber based on different test requirements.
  • Schedule and execute test plans independently or collaborate with related test/validation/design engineers/project managers.
  • Post-process test data with MATLAB, Excel, Mathcad. Write comprehensive test report covers all related information such as detailed information about equipment, test setup, test procedure and results plot.
  • Review test results with team members, summarize known conclusion and unknow issue, propose next steps.
  • Document and track components, equipment, and test articles for Inverter group, maintain safe and tidy lab environment follow protocols.
  • Understand industry standard and feed related information back to design engineer in different team from product design perspective.
  • Source equipment and work with vendors to communicate requirements and ensure proper implementation.
  • Maintain equipment usability, keep lab supplies available, such as coolant, test tips, batteries, soldering related accessories.


  • Effective communication skills and good judgement in task-prioritization.
  • Minimum requires M.Sc. degree with 2 years industry experience in the field of power electronics.
  • Experience with developing high voltage power converters.
  • Experience determining electrical and thermal stress of power electronics components.
  • Good understanding on data acquisition and signal processing, such as noise cancellation, aperture error, filters.
  • Proficiency with programming, such as Python or MATLAB, for data processing.
  • Proficiency with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, programmable power supplies, function generators, power analyzers, DAQ, and electronic loads.
  • Experience with digital control implementations for three phase power converters is preferred.
  • Experience with dyno setup, control and test is preferred.
  • Experience with LabView is preferred.
  • Knowledge of three phase permanent magnet motor control is preferred.

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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