Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Interior Designer

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.


As a Senior Interior Designer, you must have deep knowledge and passion for creating compelling design proposals at an exceptional standard. Have an excellent ability to illustrate your ideas in 2D and translate those ideas into 3D. Your primary purpose is to support the Interior Director on all projects, ranging from concept creation and ideation all the way through to delivering production-ready design solutions.


This position includes creating interior visions and ‘artwork’ for concept presentations to executives and potential customers. Excellent communication skills are needed to interact with a fast-paced and multi-talented team. The ideal candidate is highly productive and has a team-centered spirit and a positive attitude.


80s of the Position

  • Develop proposals for both production and concept vehicles using your 2d sketching, 3D modeling, and 3D rendering abilities 
  • Interact collaboratively across many different departments and functions. 
  • Perform benchmarking of competitive vehicles/products. 
  • Research product/industrial design, material, and future mobility trends.
  • Present strategies, vision, and innovation to executives
  • Work closely with studio engineering to bring your designs into production.
  • Support CAS and clay 3D modelers with clear and representative drawings/renderings to develop your designs in 3D 
  • Able to work efficiently and creatively on multiple programs at once.
  • Incorporate the criteria to meet engineering and manufacturing requirements for design execution.
  • Clearly and comfortably communicate design ideas to the team and work in a competitive environment. 


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in industrial / transportation / automotive design.
  • 5+ Years’ experience in OEM or startup automotive design studios.
  • Highly capable with Autodesk Alias,Blender, and Keyshot
  • Overseeing the development of components/vehicles from initial designs to final production
  • Ability to create a presentation telling a compelling story
  • Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office suites 

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Success at bringing a range of people into the research and design process
  • Preparation of presentations for upper management
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel as needed

Physical Requirements: 

  • 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
  • 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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