Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Chassis Systems Architect

Full Time
Location : Location
US-OK-Oklahoma City
Additional Locations
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 Lead Chassis Systems Architect is responsible for defining the vehicle chassis and it’s physical and performance envelope.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Be aware of best-in-class chassis designs through benchmarking.  Propose designs that meet the intended uses of the vehicle and packaging requirements.
  • Translate vehicle performance targets to component level performance and design requirements for suspension, brakes, steering and wheels and tires.
  • Understand kinematics and compliances for multiple suspension systems and their associated design and attribute trade-offs.
  • Develop optimal suspension geometries based on performance goals and desired performance attributes.
  • Simulate suspension concepts using ADAMs or similar and drive hardpoint decisions in conjunction with chassis design team prior to physical prototypes.
  • Cascade loads to suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and steering teams to ensure adequate sizing.
  • Collaborate with suspension, brakes, wheels and tires, and steering teams to ensure adequate packaging and integration of all chassis components. 
  • Able to develop all aspects of chassis systems through subjective, objective and simulation methods including utilizing CAE, K&C, VIMF, and physical prototypes.
  • Knowledge of modal and stiffness requirements for full vehicle to component level. Ability to develop and maintain modal maps and design/develop systems to meet targets.
  • Understanding of all related federal and industry requirements (Fishhook, Sine w/dwell).



Required Experience 

  • Bachelors degree in engineering.
  • 8+ years’ experience leading chassis and suspension design while demonstrating capability to develop all chassis hardware.


  • Design and release engineering experience for chassis components at an Automotive OEM or tier 1 supplier.
  • Automotive OEM, EPAS, and chassis controls development.


Travel Requirements


You will be asked to travel to different Canoo sites and testing facilities in the US including winter testing.  Your home office: Oklahoma City Ok, Torrance Ca, or Auburn Hills Mi, will determine where and how often you will travel.  Should not exceed 30%.


Physical Requirements


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 and prolonged periods of computer use.


Must be able to pass Canoo’s electric vehicle safety and operations test.


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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