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 Thermal CFD Engineer is responsible for understanding and developing full 3D CFD numerical models for the purposes of thermal analysis across any heat generating components on the vehicle.


    • Develop full 3D CFD models from a clean sheet. Models to consist of, but not limited to:
      • Power converters
      • Electric motors
      • Battery cells / modules / packs
      • High voltage bus bars / cables
    • Develop trade-off studies for thermal management solutions consisting of, but not limited to
      • Natural convection
      • Forced convection
      • Air cooled
      • Liquid cooled
      • Multi-phase cooled


    • 10+ years experience in automotive product development
    • Automotive CFD simulation of thermal components and systems
    • Fluid mechanics and heat transfer in automotive systems including laminar and turbulent flow as well as convection, convection and radiation
    • Experienced in using STAR-CCM+ or alternative commercial CFD codes for conjugate heat transfer analysis
    • Capabilities of meshing large assemblies (1000+ part count), java scripting, running and debugging jobs on clusters
    • Experience with multi-physics and multi-phase steady state and transient simulations
    • Extensive experience in hybrid/electric vehicle thermal systems
    • Startup experience is a plus

    What's Cool About Working Here...

    • Four months paid primary care giver leave
    • Flexible PTO
    • Participation in the Employee Share Option 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
    • A world-class team. Most of our leaders have their own Wikipedia page

    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.