Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Component Test 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.


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.


The Component Test Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of tests for design validation in the areas of Motor, Inverter, Drive Unit, Power Electronics, Charging, HV Battery, and Low Voltage hardware.  


  • Design Component Level Test Procedures and create Judgment Criteria to assess test results to validate Design Requirements are met
  • Create DVP&R’s for each component to validate reliability requirements
  • Create detailed Test Plans and work with internal and external test labs and test suppliers to organize and execute testing
  • Convert test procedures, test requests, and component requirements into test profiles and duty cycles for Test equipment setups
  • Prep Test Articles and instrument with various sensors and data acquisition tools
  • Support execution of internal laboratory or offsite testing
  • Record, process, and analyze test data and compare to design requirements
  • Communicate, coordinate, and consult with responsible design engineers of hardware on test
  • Write detailed test reports recording subjective and objective findings and any issues
  • Document Issues discovered on test and assess whether a design countermeasure is required
  • Manage all open Concerns discovered on test with the responsible Design Engineers until a design countermeasure is achieved and plan for validation by retest, CAE simulation, or other means in order to close out open concerns
  • Manage critical path timing of multiple tests to ensure completion on time and within budget


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Technology
  • Minimum of 10 years of test engineering experience
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time
  • Knowledge of Battery Electric Vehicle architecture with a detailed understanding of Powertrain, HV Battery, Chassis, Body, and LV systems and an understanding of vehicle firmware
  • Familiarity with three phase electric motor controls and high voltage motor controller devices
  • Hands on experience with dynamometer test systems, high voltage power supplies, and thermal chambers
  • Experience with power converter electronics such as inverter, DC-DC converter, and onboard charger for use in electric vehicles
  • Expertise in serial communication protocols, particularly RS-232, CAN, LIN, Ethernet, and FlexRay
  • Hands-On experience working with electronic/electric systems and all traditional lab equipment (DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzers, Power Supplies)
  • Experience with Yokogawa Power Analyzer or similar equipment
  • Experience with NI LabView, NI Test-Stand
  • Experience with Vector CANalyzer, CANape network interface tools
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Experienced with computer operated test setups, systems, equipment, and drivers
  • Strong professional and technical competence in vehicle testing and validation methods
  • Broad knowledge of creating and executing DVP&R’s
  • Experience working at various test labs and facilities with broad test industry contacts
  • Hands on ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools in servicing automobiles
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex engineering problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, displays a high level of maturity, ability to work as a member of a small nimble team, ability to work in a self-directed manner

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 – $119,100 - 143,900 annually

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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