Canoo Technologies Inc.

Systems Engineer

Full Time
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 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.


Strong contributions to the design, implementation, and testing of the Canoo vehicle, with an emphasis on High Voltage architecture and software. Maintain requirement documents at the vehicle, system, and sub-system levels. Support integration and testing of devices during all manufacturing phases.


  • Write and manage vehicle and system requirements for High Voltage Systems, which include the following:
    • High Voltage Battery
    • Vehicle and Pack Isolation
    • High Voltage Components (HVAC, DCDC, OBC)
    • Propulsion Devices
  • Assist in managing vehicle communication network database files for High Voltage Controls
  • Assist in designing vehicle features and the interfaces between the vehicle controllers
  • Coordinate with manufacturing on electrical device testing and End of Line vehicle testing
  • Coordinating with Functional Safety to ensure systems meet necessary safety requirements
  • Manage deliverables to meet program milestones and support vehicle builds
  • Support vehicle level functional safety goals
  • Integrate and evaluate features, improving and re-iterating on current design.
  • Interfacing with suppliers to align on component/system design.




  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in electrical/software engineering or equivalent
  • 2 or more years of systems engineering experience
  • Knowledge of common high voltage architecture for electric vehicles.
  • Expert knowledge of vehicle electrical architecture and fault diagnosis
  • Understanding of common vehicle features


  • Experience with Vector Software Tools (ie CANalyzer, CANape, CANoe)
  • Experience with Requirement database tools (Polarion, DOORS, JAMA, etc)
  • Expert knowledge in vehicle communication protocols such as CAN and LIN and experience in creation of associated communication database files such as DBC and LDF
  • Understanding of global automotive homologation requirements
  • Experience with Electric Vehicles


A successful candidate should have the following characteristics:

  • Creative mindset
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong track record in supplier management
  • Collaborative approach to system design and problem solving
  • Takes ownership of projects and tasks

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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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 per year.


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