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 Battery Test and Validation Engineer’s purpose is to plan and execute battery testing per the Design Validation Plan. This position relates specifically to thermal testing, so working knowledge of flow systems and heat transfer analysis is required. The engineer will write test plans, build DUTs with proper instrumentation, and analyze thermal data. Battery thermal testing includes testing all temperature conditions and validating component temperature requirements. This job is hands-on in the Canoo Battery Lab, working alongside other battery test engineers.


  • Support battery testing activities such as Performance, Reliability, Safety, and Regulatory Tests
  • Design test setups with proper temperature sensing points, pressure monitoring, and flow control
  • Lead Thermal Testing Flows on batteries and components to evaluate performance, aid CAE correlation, and validate product requirements
  • Develop detailed test plans for battery systems based on Canoo technical specifications and industry standards
  • Compile and report on all data collected. Work with Thermal Team to verify system capabilities
  • Perform developmental test cases to explore boundary performance of battery systems
  • Keep a clean and organized lab with safety first


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical/mechatronics/software engineering or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar
  • 3+ years previous experience in mechanical design or test engineering environment, automotive is a plus
  • Above-average knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer properties. Candidate can identify erroneous results and troubleshoot issues with test setups
  • Hand-on experience operating lab equipment such as current cyclers, DAQ platforms, thermal chambers, and recirculating chillers. Basic working knowledge of CAN and Vector software tools is beneficial
  • Experience creating automation and data analysis scripts (Python, MatLAB, Visual Basic)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Good written and verbal communication with ability to create effective, data-driven reports
  • Familiarity with automotive and/or electric vehicle standards 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.

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