Canoo Technologies Inc.

Architectural Designer

Full Time
Location : Location
US-OK-Oklahoma City

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.


Canoo’s Design Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Architectural Designer (Level 3 or Senior). The primary responsibility of this role is to develop architectural concepts and new standards for future branded experiences (i.e. factory, tradeshow, retail and service) as well as manage architectural consultants. Reporting to the Creative Director of Branding, the person in this role will support the design department's objective to continue branded experiences through environmental manifestations.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Specializing in workplace, retail, and tradeshow environments for an automotive startup
  • Conceptual architectural design at all scales starting from mood reference to fleshed-out concepts.
  • Research on prior, existing, and future interior spatial typologies
  • Imagining the physical existence of a brand experience from the ground-up
  • Working with and presenting spatial concepts to a group of talented designers (vehicle, digital product, brand)
  • Develop chosen conceptual interior design from Schematic Design to Design Development phases and ensure idea/theme/quality is carried through to Construction Documents and Construction Administration phases.
  • Project Management internally and externally (Architect of Record and sub-consultants)



Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture or equivalent
  • 8-10 years of experience in combination of architectural design and project management
  • Ability to quickly iterate ideas and formulate into well-thought-out themes (concept development)
  • High knowledge in 3D software (Rhino, Maya or equivalent)
  • Ability to create semi-real renderings and animations (Vray, Keyshot or equivalent)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Knowledge (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, After Effects)
  • Ability to create Diagrams and Floor Plans (AutoCAD)
  • Ability to read architectural and sub-consultant drawings
  • Cool attitude and positive vibes

Preferred Experience:

  • Interest in supporting adjacent items within brand design including graphic design, design strategy, digital product and brand marketing

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 50% travel (mostly domestic)

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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