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...

The person in the role of Test Engineer – Powertrain will develop and maintain the test control solutions for power electronics, electric motors and drive unit systems for electric vehicles. They will lead in specifying sourcing and documenting the equipment and interfaces necessary for executing defined test profiles. They will assist in the design of Powertrain test stands and fixturing. The candidate shall be capable of translating requirements and potential failure modes into test cases. They shall be familiar with automotive and industrial equipment communication protocols and high voltage electrical safety standards. They will lead data handling and processing of raw measurements to aid rapid engineering assessment.


  • Convert test requests and system requirements into test procedures and equipment setups.
  • Maintain documentation of test equipment, fixture designs and test setups.
  • Communicate, coordinate and consult with responsible engineers of hardware on test.
  • Process and document data from tests in an easily managed format for engineering analysis.
  • Execute bench testing including manual and automated testing.
  • Manage own workload priorities, identify roadblocks and communicate to lead or group manager.

Experience Required:

  • BS or higher degree in mechanical, electrical or software engineering.
  • 5+ years experience in the development of NI LabVIEW based control systems and hardware in the automotive test environment.
  • 5+ years experience with Vector CANalyzer, CANape and network interface tools.
  • 5+ years experience with computer operated test setups, systems, equipment and drivers.
  • Familiarity with three phase electric motor controls and high voltage motor controller devices.
  • Hands on experience with dynamometer test systems, high voltage power supplies and thermal chambers.
  • Expertise in serial communication protocols, particularly RS-232, CAN, LIN, Ethernet and FlexRay.
  • Knowledge of laboratory practices, instrumentation and vehicle high voltage electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of test equipment and fixture design practices to guide manufacturing and facility infrastructure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively work across multiple functional teams.


  • Be capable of working in a fast-paced ever-changing start up with limited supervision.
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to engineering excellence and data driven decision making.
  • Works well on projects on their own as well as with a team, able to clearly communicate ideas.
  • Hands-on interest in developing a real world product from concept to production stages.

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.