Systems Engineer – Special Projects

October 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:$104,300 - $125,100
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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.


Systems engineer for special projects is responsible to define, architect, integrate and validate system level changes based on project needs. This role is the bridge between the software, hardware and design teams. Design quick solutions while maintaining quality and reliability for Low Voltage systems while integrating with existing vehicle architecture.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Develop expertise with all Canoo vehicle electrical systems and provide analysis from data gathered on prototype vehicles to optimize and meet or exceed vehicle targets.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and optimization of the Canoo prototype vehicles, with an emphasis on software development.
  • Develop prototype solutions with C/C++ and CAN based tools.
  • Perform vehicle troubleshooting, prototype vehicle bring up, electrical modifications, and general testing.
  • Write and manage vehicle and systems requirements for special project vehicles.
  • Assist in managing vehicle communication network database files (DBCs, LDFs, ARXML).
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    Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in electrical/software engineering or equivalent
  • Experience defining, designing, or architecting automotive fundamentals.
  • Experience with debugging electrical and software issues.
  • Demonstrated hands-on automotive electrical/systems troubleshooting experience.
  • Display aptitude with a variety of engineering tools such as CAN loggers, software debuggers, oscilloscopes, multimeters
  • Preferred Experience

  • Excellent C/C++ development skills including knowledge of design patterns and data structures.
  • Experience using Linux including application development and UI/UX implementation.
  • Experience with CAN tools (Vector or similar)
  • Experience using off the shelf automotive components.
  • Experience with modern development tools: Jira, git, various IDEs, etc.
  • Proficient in creating and reading electrical/wire schematics.
  • Travel Requirements

  • Up to 10% travel depending on program phase.
  • 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
  • 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 – $104,300 - $125,100

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