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...


  • Design Vehicle Level Test Procedures and create Judgment Criteria to assess test results in order to validate Vehicle Design Requirements are met
  • Create detailed Test Plans and work with external test labs and test suppliers to organize and execute testing
  • Prep Test Vehicles and instrument with various sensors and data acquisition tools
  • Conduct driving test maneuvers according to test procedures
  • Record and analyze test data and compare to design requirements
  • 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 the vehicle validation process activities during the product design lifecycle from product concept to production launch
  • Support general vehicle testing activities such as Regulatory, Performance, Strength, Abuse, Durability and Reliability Tests
  • Manage critical path timing of multiple tests to ensure completion on time and within budget


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Technology
  • 4+ years of test engineering experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, performance driving license preferred such as a racing license, or test driver license from an automotive Proving Ground
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time
  • Knowledge of Battery Electric Vehicle architecture with detailed understanding of Powertrain, Battery, Chassis, Body, and 12Volt systems and an understanding of vehicle firmware
  • Strong professional and technical competence in vehicle testing and validation methods
  • Experience working with various Data Acquisition tools and Sensors such as; SoMat eDAQ, Siemens LMS, VBox, OxTs, accelerometers, microphones, thermocouples, pressure transducers, strain gauges, LVDT’s
  • Data Analysis experience with nCode Glyphworks, MatLab, etc.
  • 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
  • Ability to understand the customer’s needs and champion the “voice of the customer” when conducting vehicle tests
  • 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.