Lead EE Architecture Engineer
Posted on: September 22, 2022
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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
As a core member of the Systems Engineering team, the Lead EE
Architecture Engineer is responsible to define, architect,
integrate, validate the low voltage systems of Canoo's vehicles.
This role is an enabler for cross-functional development of the
electrical system between the electrical component design
responsible engineers, the system integration engineers, and
test/validation engineers. Success in this role requires an
individual who is comfortable both architecting electrical
integration solutions behind a computer and bringing electrical
systems up live on a vehicle.
Responsibilities (80s of the Position)
* Define low voltage system logical and wiring architecture from
definition to design to test.
* Develop expertise with all Canoo vehicle electrical systems and
provide analysis from simulation and real-life data gathered on
prototype vehicles to optimize and meet or exceed vehicle
* Work diligently with cross functional in-house teams to ensure a
successful electrical integration of all electrical components on
* Perform vehicle troubleshooting, prototype vehicle bring up,
electrical modifications, andgeneral testing.
* Assist with pre-production vehicle electrical issue management
and diagnosis, ensuring that all issues are identified, tracked,
root caused, and corrected during all phases of testing.
* Communicate issues clearly and constructively to the rest of the
organization and use your expertise to recommend corrective
* Deep knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, vehicle
communication systems, vehicle 12V power distribution systems,
electronic distribution system design, automotive wire harness
design, hardware design, and electronic fundamentals.
* Experience defining, designing, or architecting automotive
* Experience with prototype vehicles, electric vehicles,
motorsports, motorsport electronics, aviation electronics, or heavy
* Demonstrated high capability hands-on automotive
electrical/systems troubleshooting experience.
* BS in a relevant engineering discipline with 6+ years of EE
architecture, hardware, or system design experience.
* High level of oral and written communication skills.
* Experience with Mentor Graphics electronic design software, or
other schematic design tools is highly desirable.
* Proficient creating and reading electrical/wire schematics.
* Prior experience in an electrical architecture, integration, or
hardware design role.
* Experience root causing electrical and software related
* Experience with CAN tools (Vector or similar).
* 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
Physical Requirements for Physical Positions
While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required
to lift up to 25 or more pounds, stand, sit, bend/stoop, or operate
office equipment or machinery.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of the
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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Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be
asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company
remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others
require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols
set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC
guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide
a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview.
Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of
a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask
that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face
coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We
appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you
explore your future with Canoo!
Responsibilities Responsibilities (80s of the Position) - Define
low voltage system logical and wiring architecture from definition
to design to test. - Develop expertise with all Canoo vehicle
electrical systems and provide analysis from simulation and
real-life data gathered on prototype vehicles to optimize and meet
or exceed vehicle targets. - Work diligently with cross functional
in-house teams to ensure a successful electrical integration of all
electrical components on the vehicle. - Perform vehicle
troubleshooting, prototype vehicle bring up, electrical
modifications, andgeneral testing. - Assist with pre-production
vehicle electrical issue management and diagnosis, ensuring that
all issues are identified, tracked, root caused, and corrected
during all phases of testing. - Communicate issues clearly and
constructively to the rest of the organization and use your
expertise to recommend corrective actions.
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