Canoo Technologies Inc.

Vehicle Performance Attribute Sr. 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, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


Main scope of the Vehicle Performance team is to deliver the following attributes for the vehicle programs: Range/ Efficiency, Charging performance, On Road performance, Gradeability, Driveability and off Road





1-Benchmark and targets

  • Benchmark competitor set for target Plan and execute real-world evaluations & collect jury feedback to feed into Attribute Target Book
  • Define Attributes target (primary, secondary, tertiary, etc) based on benchmarking data, Canoo product pillars, specific product requirements and certification requirements
  • Own the Attribute Target Book, align targets with leadership and keep status updated on a weekly basis

2- Technical content

  • Lead detailed technical discussions of all components affecting vehicle performance
  • Vehicle Range - own  a Range Waterfall and keep updated on a weekly basis
  • Review and assess Design proposals, Calibration proposals, CAD designs, identifying areas for improvement
  • Lead/support parameters/design optimization to improve vehicle performance and EPA/WLTP range. Support development of a real life range model customized to specific vehicle segments

      3- Testing

  • Lead the creation of DVP&R's for the validation of respective attributes
  • Support/ Execute validation testing to confirm attribute performance. Include trips to test facilities
  • Develop and Review with stakeholders Test Reports
  • Analyze test results, raise and track JIRA Concerns when performance is not met, follow up resolution



  • Define the Vehicle Attribute workstream, processes, documents, and metrics
  • Lead the respective Attribute Team (cross-functional, internal/external stakeholders and potentially suppliers) to define and meet the Vehicle Performance goals
  • Maintain a standard Scorecard, Attribute Target Book, ensure effective and on time closure of issues. Execute a frequent and robust escalation process 
  • Identify and document all project deliverables and the timing of those milestones within an overall program framework
  • Weekly report out development status (Scorecard/OKRs) and track KPI's and JIRAs at Attribute Leadership meetings
  • Provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution and deliver results





  • Graduation in Engineering
  • Vehicle Performance: + 5 years
  • Experience in Vehicle Performance Attribute workstream, including Range/ Efficiency, Charging performance, On Road performance, Gradeability, Driveability and Off Road
  • Experience in  vehicle data acquisition (using loggers) , data analysis and creating reports
  • Experience in executing or supporting tests in test facilities and Proving Grounds
  • Good communication, strong team work behavior, excellent reporting, focus on results, deliver results on a timely manner, mindset geared towards continual improvement to processes and methodology
  • Ability to Work in Systems: Titan and Polarion; MS Office



  • Applied Experience in Electric Vehicles highly desired
  • Experience in a complete vehicle development cycle from Conception to Launch

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
  • A 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 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 annually


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