Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Engineer – CAE Durability

Full Time
Location : Location
US-MI-Auburn Hills

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 Engineer – Vehicle Durability CAE will provide technical and engineering support in the area of vehicle durability using CAE methods while actively collaborating with design teams to create world-class EV to support Canoo's business vision in the core field of Autonomous and to make EVs accessible to all.


Must be willing to work onsite at one of our locations in Michigan, Oklahoma, or Texas.


Responsibilities (The 80’s of the Role)

  • Utilize CAE techniques with components, sub-system, and full vehicle models to assess performance in Durability, Stiffness and Strength attributes for EV structure / Battery systems
  • Optimize mass for vehicle systems including BIW/Closures/Powertrain and Chassis
  • Build and maintain the vehicle durability model
  • Post process analysis results and make design recommendation to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Support component, sub-systems, and vehicle testing to correlate CAE models
  • Collaborate with suppliers/test vendors to improve the material database and accuracy of CAE models



Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of CAE durability analysis experience in automotive industry or equivalent
  • Experience in complete vehicle development projects in full-vehicle durability
  • Highly skilled in “hands-on” CAE model development using HyperMesh/ANSA
  • Expert in linear/non-linear FE solvers Optistruct, Nastran and ABAQUS. Knowledge of LS-Dyna is added advantage.
  • Practical experience in fatigue calculation tools such as nCode/FeSafe; Random Vibration analysis experience is required as well.
  • Strong understanding on the solid mechanics and materials; material characterization experience is a plus
  • Practical understanding of the Battery system structural requirements such as SAE-J2380 is preferred
  • Structural Optimization experience in Topology/Size/Shape optimization using Optistruct/Genesis is highly preferred
  • Experience in durability test planning for vehicle level tests such as 4-poster/RLDA is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver analysis results within a tight schedule in a collaborative team environment
  • High attention to detail
  • Creative mindset with the ability to create practical work-around solutions when necessary
  • Open-minded with a desire and aptitude to work in a team environment with individuals having diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and data-driven decision making.
  • Self-driven with a concentration on execution. Likes to be accountable for their own work

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 the 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. 


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