Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Electronics Test 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 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 Electronics Test Engineer is responsible for the development, guidance, and fabrication of component equipment to support performance of tests validating the company’s variety of electronics components.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Work with the Electronics Test System Engineers to develop test systems:
    • Interpret Requirements and develop electrical components and subcomponents for test systems with a focus on common practices across systems to support complete ECU test coverage.
    • Determine necessary requirements for components and create designs and block diagrams.
  • Take ownership of test system component hardware development including subcomponents and wire harnesses:
    • Make equipment selections and develop custom equipment to support operator use cases.
    • Create component-level schematics and ensure completion of full drawing sets.
    • Work with CAD Engineers to construct complete component drawings and bills of material to support fabrication.
    • Submit part requests to System Engineers for order placements.
    • Manage component suppliers and schedules.
    • Mentor and guide other hardware engineers about a variety of content specific to the electrical test engineering discipline.
  • Support Electrical Hardware Engineers with verification of components:
    • Write detailed test procedures to verify operation of components and subcomponents prior to delivery.
    • Execute test procedures: Hands-on in the lab.
    • Post-process data and publish test reports to support the product development lifecycle.
    • Ensure all system issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase.
  • Support, guide, and assist specialists helping with the creation of the test system:
    • 3D Modeling and Drawing Development
    • PCBA Development and Fabrication
    • Test Automation Development and Commissioning


Required Experience

  • BS Electrical Engineering.
  • 7 years of experience in the Test Engineering field.
  • Experience with electric vehicle charging protocols and equipment.
  • Experience with developing full test systems.
  • Experience with electronic test equipment.
  • Experience with high-voltage and high-current charging systems.
  • Experience working with electronic components and developing/using schematics.
  • Experience with troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Experience with National Instruments Hardware and/or equivalent.
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards covering environmental, mechanical, and electrical aspects of test and validation.
  • Professional, self-motivated, and dedicated to producing results in a timely manner.
  • Good communication with the team, management, and the rest of the organization.
  • Team contributor and mentor with a desire to advance team goals and personal growth.



  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • 10 years of experience in the Test Engineering field.
  • Familiarity with LabVIEW, and TestStand.
  • Familiarity with PCB Fabrication and Layout (Altium preferred).
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD (CATIA preferred).

Travel Requirements

  • Domestic travel up to 10%.
  • International travel as required.


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 to 25 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. 


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 – $137,900 - 165,500


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