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 Systems Test Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of tests for design validation in the areas of Powertrain, HV Battery, LV Systems, Chassis/Skateboard, Cabin, and Interior & Exterior.


  • Design System Level Test Procedures and create Judgment Criteria to assess test results to validate Design Requirements are met
  • Create DVP&R’s for each subsystem to validate reliability requirements
  • Create detailed Test Plans and work with internal and external test labs and test suppliers to organize and execute testing
  • Convert test procedures, test requests, and system requirements into test profiles and duty cycles for Test equipment setups
  • Prep Test Articles and instrument with various sensors and data acquisition tools
  • Support execution of internal laboratory or offsite testing
  • Record, process, and analyze test data and compare to design requirements
  • Communicate, coordinate, and consult with responsible design engineers of hardware on test
  • Write detailed test reports recording subjective and objective findings and any issues
  • Document Issues discovered on test and assess whether a design countermeasure is required
  • Manage all open Concerns discovered on test with the responsible Design Engineers until a design countermeasure is achieved and plan for validation by retest, CAE simulation, or other means in order to close out open concerns
  • Manage critical path timing of multiple tests to ensure completion on time and within budget


    • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Technology
    • Minimum of 7 years of test engineering experience
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time
    • Knowledge of Battery Electric Vehicle architecture with a detailed understanding of Powertrain, HV Battery, Chassis, Body, and LV systems and an understanding of vehicle firmware
    • Familiarity with three phase electric motor controls and high voltage motor controller devices
    • Hands on experience with dynamometer test systems, high voltage power supplies, and thermal chambers
    • Experience with power converter electronics such as inverter, DC-DC converter, and onboard charger for use in electric vehicles
    • Expertise in serial communication protocols, particularly RS-232, CAN, LIN, Ethernet, and FlexRay
    • Hands-On experience working with electronic/electric systems and all traditional lab equipment (DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzers, Power Supplies)
    • Experience with Yokogawa Power Analyzer or similar equipment
    • Experience with NI LabView, NI Test-Stand
    • Experience with Vector CANalyzer, CANape network interface tools
    • Experienced in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
    • Experienced with computer operated test setups, systems, equipment, and drivers
    • Strong professional and technical competence in vehicle testing and validation methods
    • Broad knowledge of creating and executing DVP&R’s
    • Experience working at various test labs and facilities with broad test industry contacts
    • Hands on ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools in servicing automobiles
    • Proven ability to identify and solve complex engineering problems
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, displays a high level of maturity, ability to work as a member of a small, nimble team, ability to work in a self-directed manner

    What's Cool About Working Here...

    • Four months paid primary care giver leave
    • Flexible PTO
    • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
    • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
    • 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.