Canoo Technologies Inc.

Digital Modeler

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 digital modeler bridges the gap between styling and engineering by bringing conceptual designs into reality through high-fidelity digital surface models. Digital modelers specialize in combining an eye for design with engineering sensibilities to produce a successful product that offers a marriage of form and function.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Create digital automotive surfaces ranging from concept to Class-A level.
  • Ability to work closely with exterior, interior, and accessories design staff.
  • Ensure all Class-A criteria, such as feasibility, fit and finish, surface quality, tolerance, etc., meets design and production requirements.
  • Work with engineering and packaging engineers to incorporate all feasibility criteria.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams: engineering, manufacturing, design quality, craftsmanship, purchasing, and marketing to execute design concepts into production.
  • Research and present initiatives to keep the design processes of the studio relevant within the industry.
  • Define and create physical validation models.



Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in industrial design, transportation design, mechanical engineering, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 - 10 years of CAD experience (Alias, Catia, ICEM Surf), preferably within the automotive OEM space
  • Understanding of production automotive development and procedures
  • Understanding of basic manufacturing and prototyping methods and materials
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment with quick turn-around.

Preferred Experience:

  • Intuitive feeling and passion for automotive design
  • Knowledge of polygon modeling, e.g., Blender, Alias Sub-D, Dynamo, etc.
  • Proficiency in Keyshot, VRED, or equivalent rendering software

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 30% travel (domestic and international)

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
  • 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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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 - $104,300 - $125,100 per year.


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