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 Electronics Validation Engineer will be responsible for the validation of Electronic Control Units and Power Electronic Units for various function in the vehicle. The Validation Engineer will be involved in all aspects of the validation effort for the electronic and power electronic components. The Validation Engineer role will be responsible for the mechanical aspects of testing as well as component electrical functionality during test and the statistical correlation to real world failure modes.

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Use DFMEA to establish DVP&R design validation plan and report based on achieving statistical confidence and reliability for failure mode avoidance in the application environment.
  • Create test cases and test profiles based on vehicle, system and component requirements.
  • Create high level strategy for validating various components and sub-systems in the vehicle.
  • Specify and source equipment and resources required to support component validation testing.
  • Work with Test Engineering to setup and execute validation tests, ensure documentation of validation processes and definition of output data.
  • Train operators for running tests and collecting data.
  • Review and analyze results for completeness, accuracy and acceptance criteria.
  • Perform design review by failure modes and support design engineering on root cause analysis of component failures.
  • Define test priority along with request for quote and statement of work documentation for sourcing, scheduling and coordinating with external test facilities.
  • Author validation test reports and ensure traceability for test data and documentation.


Provide a bullet point list of the qualifications that are necessary for someone to fill this position e.g.

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • 5+ years in electronic component or system validation automotive industry
  • Statistical analysis and analytical experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Hands on exposure to automotive electronics


Provide characteristics or other information that the successful candidate should have e.g.

  • Creative mindset
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work under limited supervision

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.