Canoo Technologies Inc.

eDrive Engineer - Intern

Location : Location

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.


As a core member of the Powertrain Team, an eDrive Engineer – Intern is responsible to bring the current drive unit and advanced concepts to life. This role’s main responsibility is to work with the current engineers on the Powertrain and Drive Unit Team.  The eDrive Engineer – Intern will report directly to the powertrain team and work with cross-functional teams across manufacturing, design, quality, test and validation engineers, and the designers.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Assist in variety of projects and work as part of the Powertrain & Drive Unit team.
  • Perform root cause analysis of issues; develop and confirm countermeasures.
  • Assist Powertrain Test team with a variety of test items including but not limited to fixture design, jig design, test procedure creation, and testing.
  • Develop and own components, and actively participate in team/supplier meetings.
  • Support and own CAD/3D Designs, drawings, and part schedules.
    • Investigate and provide countermeasures for component and drive unit related issues.
    • Re-creating problem failures to determine root cause, develop countermeasures and perform confirmation testing


Required Experience 

  • Availability to work a minimum of 10 weeks at 40 hours per week
  • Recent graduate or current student pursuing degree in Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • General understanding of 3D Design, and ability to create designs in CAD (CATIA PREFERRED)
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Skills to create and understand macros in VBA and to handle large data amounts in MS Excel or Matlab
  • Basic technical vehicle knowledge required



  • Pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD in Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous experience with powertrain and powertrain components (gears, differentials, castings, or automotive components).
  • Experience with Formula SAE, SAE Baja, or similar engineering focused extracurricular activity.
  • Advanced understanding of Motor, Gear, Casting or Powertrain design and development.
  • Valid driver's license

 Travel Requirements


  • 0-5% - No Travel is expected.


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.


Canoo maintains compliance with the OFCCP. As such, please feel free to review the following information:


If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please call (310) 702-7907 or email us at


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!


Compensation will be determined based on a number of factors, including but not limited to years of experience, training, skillset, location, etc.  Expected hourly range in CA: Bachelors Program $25/hr - Masters Program - $35/hr.


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