About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...


We are looking for a controls engineer with broad experience in automotive controls topics. In this position you will be part of a well-rounded, highly experienced team at a well-funded EV start-up company in Southern California.


Design, development, implementation, and testing of control algorithms for electrical vehicle. Specification and development of requirements for controls / software functions in vehicle. Unit testing of control software components in MiL/SiL environment Documentation of algorithm development and testing results, and integration of the documentation within the relevant tools. In-vehicle or On-bench trouble-shooting of identified issues. Provide feedback and assistance to cross-functional teams including: software test, vehicle / component test, systems engineering

Minimum requirements

  • Experience using Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow for control algorithm development for real time implementation.
  • Good understanding of electric vehicle powertrains and EV components: batteries, motors, power conversion.
  • Knowledge of classic and modern control techniques including PID controller, state space observer and control methods, Kalman filter, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of embedded C.
  • Familiarity with testing tools like model in the loop (MIL), software in the loop (SIL), hardware in the loop (HIL), and/or power hardware in the loop (PHIL).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized and good documentation skills.

    Desirable qualifications

    • Master’s degree in relevant field: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering
    • Familiarity with test automation tools and integration of test cases.
    • Basic knowledge of communication interfaces like CAN, LIN, Ethernet Experience with debugging tools like CANape and CANalyzer.
    • Good trouble shooting skills and understanding at the system level (electrical propulsion system including gearing, powertrain controls and battery system).
    • Understanding of traction inverter drives and electric motors including IPM, SPM, and IM.
    • Familiarity with position and speed measurement devices like resolvers and encoders.
    • Experience with software versioning systems such as SVN / Git
    • Experience with requirements / traceability tools such as DOORS, PREEVision, and Polarion.
    • Functional safety related qualifications (ISO26262) are a plus.