Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Thermal System Analysis & 1D Simulation Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-MI-Auburn Hills

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.


We are looking for a motivated Thermal Systems Analysis and 1D Simulation Engineer with excellent Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, and Physics understanding to support the development of Canoo’s Thermal Systems from design concept to production. You will develop thermal system models to support EV range & performance prediction drive cycle simulations. You will provide technical direction and guidance for optimal Thermal Systems and Thermal Components design and sizing for a variety of vehicles and platforms such as our Lifestyle Vehicle, MPDV, Pickup Truck, and others. You will interact with multidisciplinary teams to meet their thermal requirements including but not limited to Battery, Electric Motor, Power Electronics, Aerodynamics, and Controls. You will make sure that our thermal tests are properly planned, instrumented, and executed, and you will analyze and use test data for models’ correlation and calibration.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Develop 1D Thermal Systems and Components models to support EV range prediction and vehicle performance (e.g. MCT 5 cycle tests).
  • Develop and integrate thermal system models to support vehicle performance and validate controls using MATLAB-Simulink framework
  • Correlate and calibrate 1D Thermal Systems and Components models against test data
  • Simulate a wide variety of mission profiles and sensitivity analysis for thermal performance
  • Plan thermal tests, and post-process and analyze test data including vehicle testing support
  • Analyze thermal system configuration loops and controls operating strategy
  • Analyze thermal system actuator characteristics for energy consumption based on controls operating strategy
  • Optimize thermal management operating strategies for energy efficiency
  • Interact with Battery, Electric Motor, Power Electronics, and Controls teams to meet their thermal requirements
  • Communicate findings and results across the Canoo organization


Required Experience 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of thermal systems modeling experience with including 2-phase refrigerant systems, cooling systems, air systems, and cabin
  • Electric vehicle propulsion system Cooling & HVAC system
  • 1D tools such as GT-SUITE, AMESIM, KULI, Dymola, Simscape or similar
  • MATLAB-Simulink or similar tool for Vehicle simulation
  • Thermal system characterization and test data correlation



  • Hands-on vehicle testing preferred
  • Simulink S-function development, co-simulation experience is a plus
  • Data analysis and post-processing tools such as CANape, CANalyzer, and VSignalyzer is a plus
  • Controls and logic development knowledge is a plus


Travel Requirements


10-20% travel requirements (domestically in U.S.) to support vehicle & thermal system testing


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.


Physical Requirements for Physical Positions


While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to lift up to 25 or more pounds, stand, sit, bend/stoop, or operate office equipment or machinery.


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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