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.


  • Design and develop Closures-in-White systems that meet vehicle requirements (function, cost, weight, performance) including hood, side doors and liftgate
  • Design development including part ownership, CAD development including drawings, and part releases.
  • Develop system specifications, standards, and guidelines
  • Develop alternative engineering solutions for design themes including hinge axis, cutlines, sealing flange development and provide feedback to design team
  • Work with cross-functional teams (Studio, Manufacturing, Quality & BIW) to develop efficient designs and lead the integration of interfacing components
  • Interact with CAE team, interpret results and lead countermeasures to meet all Regulatory, Safety, NVH, Deflection and Fatigue requirements
  • Develop DFMEAs, DVP&Rs and GD&T documentation
  • Support testing and launch activities including development and execution of tests to support development
  • Support with supplier sourcing and management activities along with setting expectations and deliverables including issue tracking and resolution
  • Conduct technical design reviews with cross-functional teams


    • Engineering Degree with 6+ years of industry experience
    • 5+ years of experience designing Closures-in-White systems
    • Development closures systems from initial concept through launch
    • Knowledge of CIW construction solutions including Stamping, Extrusions, Roll Forms, Forgings and Castings along with corresponding design practices
    • Experience with multi material construction (AHSS, UHSS, Aluminum and Composites)
    • Knowledge of joining technologies including Self-Piercing Rivets, Resistance Welding, Arc Welding and Bonding
    • Experience working with Class A Studio surfaces
    • Development of complex 3D CAD including Surfacing in Catia V5 or V6 along with release and PLM experience
    • Ability to work well in cross-functional groups under pressure to develop optimal solutions for the vehicle
    • Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple objectives to meet program milestones on time
    • GD&T understanding and implementation
    • Excellent communication skill
    • CAD Capability: Minimum 5 years Catia V5 experience (creating CIW or BIW designs or concepts)
    • CAE simulation experience is a plus

      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.

      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.