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

The Attribute Team is looking for a highly motivated Vehicle Systems Engineer with a deep understanding of power transfer from electric drive units to vehicle performance. You will be working in the newly formed Attribute organization and be responsible for collaborating with functional teams to define and deliver performance attributes for all our vehicles. You will manage the attribute from program conception to launch. A fundamental understanding of vehicle controls, performance simulation and vehicle testing is required.


  • Benchmark competitive set and use “Voice of Customer” for attributes target set/references
  • Set qualitative and quantitative targets based on benchmarking information, customer/product requirements and homologation requirements for vehicle performance (on road, off-road and gradeability)
  • Improve and run performance simulation capabilities working with the simulation team
  • Propose creative solutions and detail recommendations to meet targets; Lead discussions with stakeholders to create solutions, plans and propose attributes balance to meet the customer needs
  • Create/support DVP&R development for performance testing
  • Support/lead instrumentation, testing & benchmarking for performance attribute
  • Weekly report out on status and track program issues (JIRA concerns), use of KPIs/Scorecard and lead Escalation of issues through program lifecycle


    • 5+ years in electrified drive unit controls, electrified powertrain architecture or performance simulation and testing
    • Fundamental understanding of vehicle controls and torque transfer
    • Experience with vehicle performance attribute management and testing
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical/electrical/aerospace or related field
    • Matlab/Simulink capability preferred
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills; Ability to lead negotiation with peers and propose recommendations to leadership
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/Word/Powerpoint

      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.

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