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 Lab Test Engineer is responsible for devising and executing tests that validate thermal management component and system performance against a variety of requirements. The Test Engineer is also responsible for day to day operational needs of the Thermal Lab, including budget planning, equipment specifications, and maintaining safe working conditions.

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Assist in the development of detailed DVP&R plans, including statistical confidence intervals
  • Lead the scheduling and execution of test plans including acquiring quotes and availability at outside test houses
  • Create budget proposals and determine large capital equipment needs based on test plan requirements
  • Write detailed test procedures
  • Develop NI LabView equipment drivers
  • Develop NI Test Stand scripts
  • Execute test procedures: Hands-on in the lab, working with thermal system test benches, using various automotive refrigerants and coolants
  • Post process data and publish test reports in a timely manner, to support the product development cycle
  • Update DVPR with test execution dates and links to reports
  • Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
  • Good communication with the rest of the organization when issues/failures arise
  • Setup and maintain an Equipment Calibration Program for all test equipment in the lab
  • Design and document test setups including equipment selection and harness drawings.
  • Maintain a safe and inclusive lab working environment


  • 3 years of experience with automotive HVAC systems and components
  • 3 years of experience with automotive thermal management systems and components
  • Technical understanding and familiarity with automotive industry standards, including environmental, mechanical, and electrical performance validation
  • Experience applying instrumentation to achieve specific measurement goals
  • Experience with CAN, LIN, Ethernet communications
  • Familiarity with NI cDAQ hardware and LabView, Test Stand software
  • Development of NI LabView drivers for hardware functional tests
  • Experience working with mechanical/electronic systems
  • Experience in troubleshooting and root cause analysis


  • Creative mindset
  • Self-motivated, independent
  • High attention to detail

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.