Canoo Technologies Inc.

BMS Electrical Engineer Manager

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 BMS Electrical Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading the team of hardware design engineers to successfully deliver the Battery Management System to the vehicle.


  • Manage the BMS design team to deliver existing products on time and under budget.
  • Lead new product development for next gen platforms
  • Generate and execute design processes that will grow with the company and ensure an appropriate level of engineering expertise is applied to each product
  • Work with program team and upper management to deliver status reports to the rest of the organization
  • Engage in continuous improvement practices with team
  • Apply innovative methods to improve performance and profitability
  • Guide and grow the career of team members through mentorship, performance reviews, and informal feedback.
  • Provide project scope, resource estimation and schedules to align with overall company goals.
  • Oversee all technical analysis (Worst Case Analysis, Circuit Simulations, DFMEA, Functional Safety Analysis, FMEDA)
  • Responsible for design decisions and tradeoff studies to ensure the optimal balance of performance and value
  • Approve technical specification which shall guide and glue together HW and SW requirements maintaining linkages to the system requirements.
  • Work with all engineering disciplines to ensure final product meets all technical and commercial requirements.
  • Work with commercial teams (Programs, Supply Chain) to ensure cost targets and schedules are met.
  • Work with all stakeholders to integrate final design in vehicle or subsystem
  • Work with test and validation team to verify functional operation to technical specification
  • Assist in the development of detailed DVP&R plans, including statistical confidence intervals
  • Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization when issues/failures aris
  • First-hand experience on development and validation of electronic components and assemblies from prototype into production scenarios
  •  Strong relationship and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and engage at the executive level.
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to engineering excellence and data-driven decision making.
  • Works well on projects on their own as well as with a team, able to clearly communicate ideas.
  • Hands-on interest in developing a real-world product from concept to production stages.
  • Passionate about the automotive industry.
  • Self-driven with a concentration on execution. Likes to be accountable for their own work.
  • Must have the ability to break down complex problems, systematically identify causes and develop solutions
  • Ability to adapt to altering situations, to persist despite setbacks, and to get things done.
  • Must be a motivational leader who engages the team through enthusiasm and excitement about the business
  • Have the attributes of a mentor or teacher who can develop a performance-oriented team and build a strong bench of talent
  • Must be highly collaborative and able to work effectively outside of the sphere of direct influence, have strong leadership skills and be able to communicate clearly
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization when issues/failures arise


  • BSEE degree or equivalent
  • Experience with automotive electronics development standards
  • Experience with automotive controllers used in safety critical systems
  • Familiarity with CAN, LIN, Ethernet communications and the tools used to interface with them
  • Hands-On experience working with electronic/electric systems and all traditional lab equipment (DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzers, Power Supplies)
  • Excellent aptitude in circuit theory and general electronics design practice (communication networks, SMPS, Analog and Digital design)
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Experience in product development from concept and architecture to qualification and launch
  • Experience in thermal performance and management of electronics assemblies
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • 6+ years of progressive experience in electronics product development
  • Experience managing in a challenging and fast paced global environment.
  • 6+ years in the technology industry. Startup experience is a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience in leading a technical team
  • 1+ years of automotive product development experience
  • 3+ years developing BMS hardware for a high voltage battery pack

Preferred Qualitfications

  • High voltage training course completion
  • High voltage battery design experience for a transportation application
  • Battery cell electrochemistry understanding
  • Knowledge of battery state of charge/health estimation algorithms
  • Understanding of technical trends in the fields of energy storage (Lithium-Ion Battery), vehicles, battery management, and battery test.
  • Experience in leading advanced engineering projects.
  • Experience with installation, commissioning and field support of high voltage battery systems.
  • Experience with battery management system HIL testing.
  • Experience with battery management practical validation testing.
  • Experience bringing a product from concept to production.
  • Hands-on experience with schematic circuit simulation/ PCB layout
  • Excellent design skills in analog, digital, and power electronics, including noise issues, power handling on PC boards, and isolation
  • Knowledge of EMC/EMI design practices and the relevant validation testing
  • Familiarity with power semiconductors, microprocessors, DC-DC power supplies, and communication circuits
  • Familiar with IS26262 development process, and experience of functional safety development and implementation in hardware
  • 5+ years electrical engineering in the automotive industry

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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