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 Power Electronics Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for mechanical component development and validation of cutting edge electric vehicle power electronics.


  • Drive design focused on performance, system mass, efficiency, NVH, durability, and thermal
  • Design, validate, and integrate components into the vehicle and surrounding sub-systems
  • Select and collaborate directly with component suppliers, setting requirements and quality standards
  • Define test conditions, and pass/fail criteria for sub-systems as well as completed system
  • Correlate life testing to life predictions, refining analysis/models collaborating with CAE engineers
  • Post process test results, identify root-cause of potential issues and make design recommendations to meet the highest level of durability, efficiency and performance for Canoo vehicles
  • Support vehicle testing to correlate to bench/dyno testing
  • Detailed 2D drawings with GD&T
  • Create assembly build instructions for manufacturing team / partners
  • Work with all vehicle teams to iterate packaging concepts
  • Work with suppliers to implement DFM feedback as required

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10+ years of Automotive powertrain development and validation experience, including rotating component, housing, electric machine, and NVH disciplines
  • First-hand experience on development and validation of electric drive unit components and assemblies from prototype into production scenarios
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and thermal physics
  • Experience of Test-Simulation correlation in the component / sub-system / models
  • Strong communication skills and experience with presenting results and recommendations to multidisciplinary teams

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in electric vehicle power electronics, including traction inverter
  • Experience preparing test articles, collaborating with testing resources to complete DVP&R activities
  • Experience in structural and analysis methods and tools such as Optistruct / HyperMesh / HyperView / Abaqus
  • Experience with CATIA V6/3D experience
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience but not limited to steel and aluminum structure
  • Design and development of component and sub-system tests
  • Team building and mentoring experience

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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