Senior Engineer, CAE Model Building

March 18, 2023
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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 in 2022 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, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The person Senior Engineer – CAE – Model Build will be responsible for the vehicle CAE model build by collaboration with other departments in a fast- paced EV development.

Must be willing to work onsite at one of our locations in Michigan, Oklahoma, or Texas.


Responsibilities (The 80's of the Role)

  • Create and maintain CAE Model for all structural simulations including crash, NVH, durability, closures, and other static and quasi-static simulations.
  • Ensure the CAE Model is of high quality and kept up to date with the latest released engineering CAD releases and in-house modeling guidelines.
  • Follow work plans for major milestone evaluation about CAE model creation and update systems/subsystems models accordingly.
  • Facilitate cross-functional work and efficient model sharing between structures design engineers, structures CAE engineers, and CAE engineers for other areas such as aero, thermal, interior, and powertrain.
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • 5 - 8 years in a role with similar responsibilities, or as subsystem CAE lead.
  • Highly experienced in CAE model build for Automotive components / subsystems / full vehicles.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in HyperWorks suite and ANSA is must; skills in using Oasys Primer, LS-PrePost, and other CAE pre- and post- processors are highly desired.
  • Proficient in explicit / implicit solvers such as LS Dyna / Optistruct / Abaqus and practical understanding for NVH/Durability/Crash simulation is highly desired.
  • Script skills including Python and/or HyperWorks TCL/TK
  • Deep knowledge of EV and Automotive Structures
  • Track record of successful cross-functional teamwork
  • Characteristics the successful candidate should have

  • High attention to detail
  • Soft spoken and team player
  • Creative mindset with the ability to create practical work-around solutions when necessary
  • Open-minded with a desire and aptitude to work in a team environment with individuals having diverse backgrounds and experience
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and data-driven decision making.
  • Self-driven with a concentration on execution. Likes to be accountable for their own work.
  • Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions

    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
  • 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 law.

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