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...

Job Purpose

The Canoo Design Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated 5 Axis CNC Programmer. The primary responsibility of this role is to utilize state of the art 3 & 5 Axis CNC Mills to create a wide variety Concept and Prototype Automotive parts. Reporting to the In Charge of CNC Machining, the person in this role will support the Design / IHM department’s objective to produce world class, fully functional Concept and Prototype builds.


  • Program and operate 3 Axis, 3+2, and Simultaneous 5 Axis CNC mills to rapid prototype Canoo’s advanced concepts and prototypes
  • Develop simulated environments of fixturing, workpiece, and machine to verify toolpaths, and ensure crash protection
  • Design and Manufacture armatures, loftings, parts, and fixtures as needed in a prototype machining capacity
  • Design and Modify parts in Catia or Fusion 360 to accommodate manufacturing and manufacturability as needed
  • Assist in job planning, material ordering and inventory management

Required Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in a Prototype / Job Shop environment
  • 5+ years prototype Programing 3 and 5-axis CNC Mills
  • Ability to follow detailed drawings, rough sketches, or verbal instruction to execute tasks at a high level
  • High attention to detail and self-motivation skills
  • Strong communication, multitasking, & inter-personal skills
  • Strong technical and mechanical ability

Preferred Experience

  • Extensive Powermill experience
  • Design Studio, Model Making or Composites experience
  • CATIA V6

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.