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 Design Engineer will be responsible for the development and validation of components of the Thermal System of Canoo’s Lifestyle vehicle as well as future vehicles. This position requires an extremely technical oriented individual with a dynamic sense of urgency and communication skills to meet the project needs and development timing. The DRE will be fully responsible for delivering Thermal components in line with program timing. A high level of CAD skills are essential for this role.


  • Develop HVAC and Cooling related components from first concept to successful production launch
  • Utilization of 3D / 2D CAD & PLM Systems (Catia V6/3D Experience)
  • Assist with the development of detailed GD&T, DVP&R plans, and DFMEAs
  • Design and release of build to print components as well as supplier management for joint developments
  • Constant improvements and optimization regarding performance, mass, and cost
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization throughout the development process


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience. Automotive HVAC and Thermal management systems preferred
  • Experience with Electric Vehicle HVAC and cooling systems preferred
  • Strong communication skills and proven ability to present results and recommendations to multidisciplinary teams
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards, including environmental, mechanical, and electrical performances
  • Experience in understanding and interpreting CFD and 1D thermal simulation results
  • Experience in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Be willing to challenge and be challenged to drive innovation

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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