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 Interior Design & Release Engineer (DRE) will be responsible for design from concept to production, release and launch of components, and the systems and sub-systems for future vehicle programs. They will be a key player within the team that creates and executes world-class Interior in terms of craftsmanship, form, & function


  • Concept Engineering & manufacturing feasibility
  • Packaging & layout within vehicle architecture
  • Design Interior Trim system targets for Craftsmanship, function, cost, and weight
  • Participate in the process with Design / Studio department
  • Detail Design including GD&T
  • Complete and release component & sub-system design, utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required
  • Work with suppliers to develop component and sub-system to meet all weight, cost, durability, and performance targets and to support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams within Canoo's Vehicle Engineering
  • Responsible for technical documentation to include DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and Sub-Systems Technical Specifications


  • Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with 6+ years of Automotive Interior Trim experience or equivalent in experience
  • Experience with using CATIA V5 / V6 preferred
  • Exposure with to using a variety of materials such a plastics, foams, textiles, decorative films.
  • Expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets
  • Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering
  • Strong familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and other technical documents

    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.

    Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting.