Vehicle Powertrain System Calibration Engineer

March 23, 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.


Calibrate the vehicle powertrain software controls such that it meets the design requirements and accurately reflects the “voice of the customer”, ensuring the vehicle is competitive and competent in the market.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Calibrate various vehicle powertrain software controls to meet the design requirements established for the product.
  • Design vehicle level test procedures and create judgment criteria to validate vehicle design requirements are met.
  • Create and execute detailed test plans and work with external test facilities and test suppliers to organize testing needs.
  • Ability to understand the customer's needs and champion the “voice of the customer” when conducting vehicle tests.

  • Interface with cross-functional teams to support powertrain performance testing, software testing, and vehicle validation.

  • Provide guidance on test reports and help to create and review templates for proper documentation of results and test planning.

  • Document issues discovered during testing, assess whether a design countermeasure is required, and ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner.

  • Support all open concerns discovered through testing with the responsible design engineers until a design countermeasure is achieved and validated by retest, CAE simulation, or other means.
  • Support the vehicle validation process activities during the product development lifecycle from product concept to production launch.
  • Qualifications

    Required Experience

  • BS in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of test engineering experience.
  • Work experience with vehicle level calibration processes.

  • Experience with in-vehicle testing of powertrain systems.

  • Knowledge of battery electric vehicle architecture with detailed understanding of powertrain, battery, chassis, body, and 12-volt systems and a basic understanding of vehicle level firmware including the process of automatic code generation.

  • Strong professional and technical competence in vehicle testing and validation methods.

  • Experience with creation of test plans, test reports, and test evaluation and validation.
  • Experience with software and data analysis tools such as MatLab, vSignalyzer, MDA, GIT, Jira, etc.
  • Experience with simulation and design tools like Matlab and Simulink.
  • Experience working with various data acquisition tools and sensors such as; Vector CANape, SoMat eDAQ, Siemens LMS, VBox, OxTs, accelerometers, microphones, thermocouples, pressure transducers, strain gauges, LVDT's.
  • Ability to understand the customer's needs and champion the “voice of the customer” when conducting vehicle tests.
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex engineering problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, displays a high level of maturity, ability to work as a member of a small nimble team, ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, performance driving license preferred such as a racing license, or test driver license from an automotive proving ground.
  • Preferred Experience

  • Experience with requirement management systems like Jama, Doors, or Polarion.
  • Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • 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 25 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.

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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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