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

LV components team is responsible for concept, design and releasing various low voltage components that are critical in functioning of the Canoo electric car. As a growing team, we are looking to add an experienced Design Release Engineer (DRE) to support our LV team.


  • Understanding and documenting requirements of various LV components within the 12V power distribution system such as the low voltage battery, sensors, cables, terminal, and other devices as necessary
  • Working closely with all internal and external suppliers and groups to ensure a successful product launch
  • Conceptualizing and CAD designing
  • Running preliminary analysis- CAE, numerical analysis
  • Managing budget and schedule of components to ensure compliance to overall company goals
  • Gathering requirements from sub-system owners and decompose into component requirements
  • Understand all technical and regulatory requirements for the component
  • Responsible for ensuring the component meets all requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring the component completes all necessary test and validation steps
  • Having a deep understanding of the internal electro-mechanical workings of the component and supporting troubleshoot during the integration with the vehicle, and test and validation phase


  • BS/MS in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering with 2+ years of automotive experience
  • Solid understanding of Mechanical Design with previous hands on work
  • 3+ year of experience with CAD tools (CATIA V6 preferred)
  • Experience with automotive communication methods like CAN, LIN is a plus
  • Fundamental understanding of electronics, software, mechanical, and UI/UX considerations
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent communications skills and take ownership to deliver results
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning experience
  • Broad understanding of multiple domains involved in electronics and communication devices

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.