Canoo Technologies Inc.

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), Lead Systems Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations

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.


Define the System Engineering requirements, lead design and implementation of the ADAS product and System / Software to enable implementation of features into the system. Support, co-ordinate, lead root-cause analysis with internal functions and suppliers to ensure accurate implementation of system requirements. 


  • Requirements Engineering Management
  • System Architectural Design including,
    • Defining a system architecture consistent with the technical requirements
    • Identifying functions and elements required to achieve the use case(s), and formalize these through different SYSml diagrams, at different abstraction levels, from vehicle to component
    • Capture the system architecture, both model and document-based
  • Create and validate diagnostic specifications for new features and software releases to support the engineering, manufacturing, and service teams
  • Support, coordinate, lead root-case analysis with internal functions and suppliers to ensure system achieves feature requirements
  • Organizational Collaboration
    • Work with system safety to develop safety concepts to achieve required functional safety
    • Work with the test and validation team to verify functional operation to technical specification and update the requirements as necessary from test feedback
  • Responsible for defining the operational design domain for the ADAS system
  • Effectively communicate with the rest of the organization when issues or failures arise.


Required Experience 

  • Minimum Bachelor's Science Degree, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience in the electronics industry, automotive focus preferred
  • System hardware and software knowledge through work experience 


  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a related field
  • Experience in Automotive Industry and knowledge in ADAS domain (vision / RADARs / Ultrasonics / LIDAR / HD Maps / DMS etc.)
  • Experience working with Polarion & Jira tools
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills.
  • Experience in supplier management (technical aspects).

 Travel Requirements

 Occasional visits to Torrance, CA; Tulsa, OK; or Auburn hills, MI location might be required on need basis.


Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.


Physical Requirements for Physical Positions

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to lift up to 25 or more pounds, stand, sit, bend/stoop, or operate office equipment or machinery.


Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

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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