Principal CMF Designer

October 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$119,900 - $143,900
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About Canoo

Canoo's mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.

The “Canoo Way”

Canoo's success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other's back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment, and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Senior CMF Designer (Color, Materials, and Finishes) Designer is tasked with setting the vision for the development and coordination of interior and exterior color, material, and finish designs for the Canoo brand.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Design and develop color and materials for both exterior and interior of upcoming vehicles.
  • Follow the development of color and materials from concept through approval.
  • Coordinate the release of all master samples.
  • Evaluate color, texture, gloss, and finishes while working directly with suppliers as necessary.
  • Maintain an awareness of developments in related fields, i.e., furniture, fashion, architecture, and apply that knowledge to automotive design.
  • Perform benchmarking of competitive vehicles/products.
  • Research design and styling trends.
  • Interact directly with suppliers.
  • Present strategies, vision, and innovation, to executives
  • Communicate Canoo's CMF brand to retail, internal and external teams when required
  • #LI-MS2


    Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Must have 5+ years of CMF OEM experience
  • Experience with OEM industrialization
  • Expert in the Manufacturing process for CMF
  • Success at bringing a range of people into the research and design process, including cross-functional partners within Canoo organization, successfully engaging stakeholder and executives
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills, clearly articulating the rationale behind design decisions, expressing the story and comfortable with the language of business, who can tie design team effort to product and business strategy
  • Orderly and organized
  • Adobe Suites
  • Microsoft office
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable
  • Preferred Experience:

  • Visualization (VRED, Keyshot, Maya...)
  • CAD
  • Travel Requirements:

  • 30%+ travel (domestic and international)
  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.

    Reasonable Accommodations:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • What's Cool About Working Here...
  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • A casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • 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. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

    Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting.

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    Salary will be determined based on a number of factors, including but not limited to years of experience, training, skillset, location, etc. Expected salary range in CA $119,900 - $143,900

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