Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Aerodynamics Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
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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.


Job Purpose

If you are passionate about your work making a real difference, and you want to help create the future of mobility alongside an exceptional team pushing the envelope of what's possible with electric vehicles, we're looking for an outstanding aerodynamics engineer like you. Our growing Aerodynamics & NVH team seeks a highly motivated, well-rounded individual with applied industry experience in automotive aerodynamics – comfortable in both CFD and wind tunnel, and with a talent for developing innovative ways to overcome challenging constraints!


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


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 


  • Active collaborator in product development design reviews and understanding of vehicle development process
  • Support Aero targets definition and be accountable/responsible for execution on target and within timing and budget
  • Execution includes benchmarking,  defining aero targets and  enablers, manage VTS (Vehicle Target Specification), approve content with engineers and Design teams, CFD simulation and Physical testing/reporting among others.
  • Travel within USA for test execution (example; Wind Tunnel tests) or within Canoo offices as required. Expected <20% time travelling



  • BS degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • 7+ years of strong applied automotive aerodynamic experience, with a demonstrated aero experience through a full vehicle program
  • Excellent fundamental understanding of advanced fluid dynamics – aerodynamics and aeroacoustics
  • Experience in commercial CFD software – Powerflow, Star-CCM+, OpenFoam & Paraview a bonusExperience in design and optimization of Aero-enablers, CFD workflows development and automation knowledge using python scripting
  • Proven ability to meet timing, budget, and output targets with good self-management – ability or willingness to lead an area and/or take ownership of attributes, and deliver

Preferred Experience

  • Masters or PhD in the field is preferrable– proven record of an R&D mindset that pushes the product and the entire field forward
  • Ability to design test set up for wind, simulate, postprocess and correlate with test data
  • Ability to handle complex geometry and develop CFD workflows using advanced simulation techniques
  • Experience in managing HPC resources, and streamlining efficient inter-software processes with scripting and automation
  • Support HVAC noise and Fan noise issuess


  • Present design reviews with higher management and cross functional teams
  • Document simulation results and publish them in standard report template
  • Collaborate closely with engineers and designers from across the company
  • Good communication, strong team work  behavior, excellent reporting, focus on results, deliver results on a timely manner, mindset geared towards continual improvement to processes and methodology
  • You'll be strongly encouraged to come up with innovative ideas and push for technical excellence in your team and from those around you
  • Must be able to pass Canoo’s electric vehicle safety and operations test

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.


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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. 


Salary will be determined based on a number of factors, including but not limited to years of experience, training, skillset, location, etc.  Expected salary range in CA - $104,300 - $125,100


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