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 Accessories DRE will be responsible for design from concept to production, release, and launch of components, systems and sub-systems for future vehicle programs. You will be a key player in delivering commodities that meet world class standards of craftsmanship, form, function, and cost. As part of our start-up environment, you will be challenged to think beyond your daily responsibilities and work cross-functionally to deliver a first-of-it’s kind EV.

Accessories, components, and subsystems include, but are not limited to: Exterior Wrap, Bike Rack, Roof Rack, Delivery Van upfittings, Pick-up Bed accessories, … and that’s just the beginning of our accessories approach.


  • Development of multiple accessories in both interior and exterior
  • Concept Engineering & feasibility
  • Packaging & layout within vehicle architecture
  • Design Accessories targets for Craftsmanship, function, cost and weight
  • Participate in supplier selection
  • Participate in the process with Design / Studio department
  • Complete and release component & sub system design, utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required
  • Work with suppliers to develop component and sub-system to meet all weight, cost, durability, and performance targets and to support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events
  • Collaborates with BIW and Closures teams
  • Responsible for technical documentation to include DFMEAs, DVP&R’s


  • Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with 10+ years of experience or equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Automotive engineering experience using CATIA V5 / V6
  • Experience designing a variety of materials
  • Expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets
  • Exceptional working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering
  • Familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and other technical documents

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • 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.

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.