Canoo Technologies Inc.

Principal Electrical Integration 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.


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 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 Systems Engineering team, the Principal Electrical Integration Engineer is responsible to define, architect, integrate, iterate, and validate the low voltage electrical systems of Canoo’s vehicles with an emphasis on safety, regulations, vehicle performance, and targets. This role is an enabler for cross-functional development of the electrical system between the electrical component design responsible engineers, the system integration engineers, and test/validation engineers. Success in this role requires an individual who is comfortable both architecting electrical integration solutions behind a computer and bringing electrical systems up directly on a vehicle.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Lead cross functional interactions to gather interface documentation and requirements from all electrical component stakeholders.
  • Define and iterate the wire harness electrical design and its components (wire harness connector/symbol library, logical design, wire schematics) as the design requirements change.
  • Develop expertise with all Canoo vehicle electrical systems and provide analysis from simulation and real-life data gathered on prototype vehicles to optimize and meet or exceed vehicle targets.
  • Work diligently with cross functional in-house teams to ensure a successful electrical integration of all electrical components on the vehicle.
  • Perform vehicle troubleshooting, prototype vehicle bring-up, electrical modifications, and testing.
  • Develop documentation for designing, troubleshooting, and change process of electrical systems.
  • Assist with pre-production vehicle electrical issue management and diagnosis, ensuring that all issues are identified, tracked, root caused, and corrected during all phases of testing.
  • Communicate issues clearly and constructively to the rest of the organization and use your expertise to recommend corrective actions.
  • Work closely with service team to ensure accuracy in all electrical service documentation. 



Required Experience

  • BS in a relevant engineering discipline with 6+ years of EE architecture, hardware, or system design experience.
  • Deep knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, vehicle communication systems, vehicle 12V power distribution systems, electronic distribution system design, automotive wire harness design, hardware design, and electronic fundamentals.
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Capital Tools: Logic, and Harness XC.
  • Experience defining, designing, or architecting automotive electrical systems.
  • Proficient in creating and reading electrical/wire schematics.
  • Experience root causing electrical and software related issues.
  • Experience with collaborative productivity/workflow management tools, Jira preferred.
  • High level of oral and written communication skills.


  • MS EE or similar with 10+ years of automotive EE hardware/architecture design experience.
  • Experience with CAN tools (Vector or similar).
  • Experience with prototype vehicles, electric vehicles, motorsports, motorsport electronics, aviation electronics, or heavy vehicles.
  • Demonstrated high capability hands-on automotive electrical/systems troubleshooting experience.
  • Familiarity with CAN, LIN, GMSL, Ethernet communications and the tools used with them.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 30% travel depending on program phase.


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. 


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 (214) 529-8055 or email us at

Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Equal Employment Opportunity Posters | U.S. Department of Labor (


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 - $156,200 - $195,300 per year.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed