Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Electrical Engineer – LV Electronics Engineering

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, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for leading the development and sourcing of the in-house control units and to ensure the products satisfy all requirements. 


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Capture system requirements from all stakeholders and translate into a technical specification. Technical specification shall guide and glue together HW and SW requirements maintaining linkages to the system requirements.
  • Responsible for component selection and schematic capture
  • Responsible for the architecture of the Electronic Control Unit, ensuring it meets all functional and environmental requirements for a rugged automotive environment.
  • Create the documentation to support technical robustness of design (Signal Integrity, Power Budget, Worst Case Analysis, Circuit Simulations, DFMEA, Functional Safety Analysis)
  • Work with PCB Designer and Mechanical Engineer to verify library components and guide and approve layouts
  • Responsible for the development and execution of all engineering and validation test plans and reports with an emphasis on board bring up and detailed characterization under accelerated operating conditions.
  • Work with all engineering disciplines to ensure final product meets all technical and commercial requirements.
  • Work with commercial teams (Programs, Supply Chain) to ensure cost targets and schedules are met. Be the main technical point of contact between suppliers and all engineering disciplines.
  • Work with test and validation team to verify functional operation to technical specification
  • Work with all stakeholders to integrate final design in vehicle or subsystem
  • Assist in the development of detailed DVP&R plans, including statistical confidence intervals
  • Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization when issues/failures arise


Required Experience 

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree from an ABET accredited university with a major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other related STEM field.
  • MSEE or advanced degree in STEM is preferred.
  • Must be highly analytical with excellent documentation and traceability skills
  • Experience with automotive electronics development standards such as ISO 16750 series
  • Experience with automotive controllers used in safety critical systems. Demonstrated experience with ISO 26262 is preferred.
  • Experience with mixed-signal embedded controller design
  • Experience with high speed design and signal integrity
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards that covers environmental, mechanical, electrical aspects of validation
  • Familiarity with CAN, LIN, Ethernet communications and the tools used to interface with them
  • Familiarity with board design and manufacturing processes. Consider design for manufacturing during all stages of the development process
  • Hands-On experience working with electronic/electric systems and all traditional lab equipment (DMM, Oscilloscope, VNA, Logic Analyzers, Power Supplies)
  • Excellent aptitude in circuit theory and general electronics design practice (communication networks, SMPS, Analog and Digital design)
  • Experience in designing for EMC best practice and validation test.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Experience with Altium Designer preferred
  • 3+ years designing automotive electronics.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 10% domestic travel


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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

What's Cool About Working Here...

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 laws.


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 – $119,900 - $143,900


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