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 Systems Engineer will contribute to the design, implementation, and testing of the Canoo vehicle, with an emphasis on software. Maintain requirement documents at the vehicle, system, and sub-system levels. Support integration and testing of devices during all manufacturing phases.


  • Write and manage vehicle and system requirements
  • Manage vehicle communication network database files (DBCs)
  • Assist in designing vehicle features and the interfaces between the vehicle controllers
  • Coordinate with manufacturing on electrical device testing and End of Line vehicle testing
  • Assist vehicle wire harness design
  • Manage deliverables to meet program milestones and support prototype builds
  • Support vehicle level functional safety goals


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in electrical/software engineering or equivalent
  • 2 or more years of systems engineering experience
  • Experience with Electric Vehicles
  • Expert knowledge of vehicle electrical architecture and fault diagnosis
  • Understanding of common vehicle features
  • Experience with Vector Software Tools (ie CANalyzer, CANape, CANoe)
  • Experience with Requirement database tools (Polarion, DOORS, JAMA, etc)
  • Expert knowledge in vehicle communication protocols such as CAN and LIN and experience in creation of associated communication database files such as DBC and LDF
  • Understanding of global automotive homologation requirements

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.