Canoo Technologies Inc.

Chassis Design and Release Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-AR-Bentonville | US-OK-Tulsa | US-Remote

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 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. 


Own the suspension design and collaborate with other stakeholders to deliver vehicle performance, packaging, mass, cost and timing targets.


  • Design and release of suspension control arms, springs, bushings, ball joints, links, and fasteners
  • Manage deliverables and suppliers to meet program milestones and prototype builds
  • Construct Design Verification Plan (DVP)
  • Coordinate with manufacturing group on mass production assembly solutions
  • Support mass and cost evaluations
  • Identify, prove, and implement cost saving proposals
  • Collaborate with Vehicle Dynamics to determine key driving attributes


Required Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • 10-15 years of Chassis Design experience
  • Experience with CATIA
  • Expert knowledge of mechanical Chassis components
  • Understanding of Vehicle Dynamics and NVH
  • Experience with Kinematics & Compliance (K&C)


  • Vehicle Dynamics specialist
  • Understanding of tire dynamics
  • Design and development of Steering Systems

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.


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. 


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. 


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