Canoo Technologies Inc.

Hardware Prototyping 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.


Responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of new components on Canoo vehicles, with an emphasis on LV Hardware architecture and software. This role is an enabler for cross-functional development of the product between the design responsible engineers, the test and validation engineers, and the system integration engineers. Projects will require rapid experimentation and prototyping without sacrificing quality or safety. Rapidly prototype solutions while managing hardware and software change documentation.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Define and implement hardware prototypes with cross functional impact analysis.
  • Ensure alignment of products/features with key stakeholders e.g. Software developers, ECU engineers, UIUX designers, etc.
  • Hands-on design, build, test and refine hardware prototype to enable solutions with minimal SW and HW deviation.
  • Communicate issues clearly and constructively to the rest of the organization and use your expertise to recommend corrective actions.



Required Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in electrical/software engineering or equivalent
  • Deep knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, vehicle communication systems, vehicle 12V power distribution systems, electronic distribution system design, automotive wire harness design, and electronic fundamentals. 
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical architecture and common vehicle communication protocols (CAN, LIN and Ethernet). 



  • Experience with prototyping solutions within existing systems is highly desirable
  • Experience with prototype vehicles, electric vehicles, motorsports, motorsport electronics, or heavy vehicle
  • Experience root causing electrical and software related issues
  • Experience with CAN tools (Vector or similar)
  • Proficient creating and reading electrical/wire schematics. 

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 20% travel depending on program phase


Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions


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 20 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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