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 Powertrain Design Release Engineering Lead will be responsible for supporting industrialization of various drive units into Canoo platforms. This position is tasked with establishing technical requirements for the Drive Unit by working closely with the vehicle engineering and other cross functional Canoo teams. The Powertrain Design Release Engineering Lead is the single point interface to the vehicle teams to support hardware integration efforts on each platform. The position oversees design and release of each component and must have familiarity with current eDrive systems to maintain a level of competitiveness in target setting.


  • Lead design and release efforts for each drive unit
  • Create and review 3D as well as 2D CAD and drawings, oversee GD&T of the entire system
  • Select and collaborate directly with component suppliers, setting requirements and quality standards
  • Prepare the DV and PV test plans as well as pre and post test reports
  • Own critical design reviews at various stages of the program
  • Manage component MRD’s working with core engineering, purchasing, supply chain and programs teams
  • Prepare and support RFI/RFQ process and supplier selection


  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 7+ years of Automotive powertrain design and validation experience
  • Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and experience completing stack up analyses
  • Expert in drawing review and high attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and experience with presenting results and recommendations to multidisciplinary teams

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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