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 Power Electronics Firmware Engineer will develop Real Time Embedded software for power conversion systems and communications. This position will be responsible for the design and development of software for embedded control of DC-DC converter and On Board Charger for Canoo’s electric vehicles.

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Design, develop, implement, debug and maintain embedded real-time software and control algorithms for power conversion functions
  • Be responsible for power converter modeling, coding for control algorithm and communication
  • Develop documentation and test plans for software
  • Investigate, debug and modify existing code
  • Work with HW engineers to test, debug and validate FW on bench
  • Develop standard and custom communication protocols for new systems
  • Own power electronics FW from concept to post production

Qualifications

  • MS or PhD In Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • 3+ years of embedded programming design experience for switched mode power converters
  • Hands on experience in DSP and FPGA board design and development
  • Fluent in C/C++, VHDL/Verilog programming language
  • Ability to code in Assembly
  • Proficient with micro-controller IDE design/development tools
  • Thorough understanding of software development practices
  • Experience in real-time operating systems
  • Good understanding of AC-DC and DC-DC operation and digital control loops
  • Ability to follow circuit schematics and PCB layout drawings
  • Experience in standard lab equipment such as power analyzer, oscilloscopes, frequency response analyzer to use for validating and debugging FW
  • Capable of created models, simulations, and analysis tools to solve engineering problems using PLECS, MATLAB, Mathcad or similar engineering tools

Nice to Have

  • Experience with ST microcontroller platforms
  • Experience developing device drivers, control systems, and communications protocols
  • Experience with CANbus, SPI, I2C, RS-232, 802.11x, and TCP/IP protocols
  • Automotive experience
  • Good understanding of design for manufacturing, quality control, and FMEA

Characteristics

  • Independent and self motivated
  • Great team player who thrives on open communications and brainstorming
  • Highly focused on creating the best designs to achieve the highest quality product
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to engineering excellence through 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.