About Canoo

Canoo has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team – totaling over 500 employees from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.

Job Purpose

Lead and grow organization to design, develop, validate, and implement a fully competitive Vehicle Chassis in consumer and fleet vehicle applications. Institute standardized product design methods and processes to ensure smooth vehicle development and product launches. Set chassis system strategies, component catalog, and technology roadmap.


  • Grow engineering team capabilities in the design and development of vehicle Chassis (Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Electronic Controls, Tires & Wheels)
  • Drive design, engineering, and optimization of all chassis systems
  • Develop long term roadmap and strategy for Canoo’s chassis systems, with resource and financial needs
  • Maintain deep supplier relationships with key strategic suppliers for all chassis systems
  • Evaluate and benchmark OEM/supplier technology roadmaps and formulate proof points to gauge Canoo’s competitive position
  • Create and maintain internal Canoo’s chassis platforms and vehicle use case roadmap
  • Advise Canoo executive management on matters of chassis engineering

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering
  • 5 or more years leading chassis engineering
  • Strong current network of contacts within the relevant chassis supply community
  • Deep technical acumen and hands-on experience
  • Executive presence to succinctly report status and recommendations for action
  • Experience creating and executing chassis engineering design, development, and validation test plans, including electronic chassis controls
  • Up to date with current trends of chassis electronic control and component system technologies

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with ISO26262 standards and due care criteria
  • Experience with chassis design simulation tools

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility

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.

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.