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Exterior Systems Engineer - Fascia

Company: Canoo
Location: Torrance
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We're a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a "job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose

If you want to be a part of a team where your creative mind is not restricted by hierarchy, where you are not limited to focus on one aspect but are allowed and encouraged to take a holistic approach to problem solving, where your eagerness to learn, grow and take decisions based on data will be appreciated, then this is the opportunity. As part of a growing team in a start-up environment you will be challenged to think beyond your daily responsibilities and then some, being a team player will be essential for growth and your ability to quickly adjust to changing environment will come in handy. You will be a key player in delivering commodities that meets world class standards in terms of craftsmanship, form & function vs cost.

As a Design Release Engineer in the Exteriors team, you will work in the Fascia development team. You will collaborate with other stakeholders to deliver a system that meets vehicle durability, craftsmanship and all regulatory requirements.


  • Responsible for concept, feasibility, and development of Fascia systems to deliver a world class and high-quality product
  • Layout and packaging within vehicle architecture
  • Interact with cross-functional teams to understand and work around package requirements and limitations, ergonomics, manufacturability, etc.
  • Component and system level GD&T, at a minimum 1D stack analysis
  • Develop, manage, and maintain technical documentation like DVP and DFMEA, Component and System Technical Specifications
  • Maintain and track open items, iterations, cost and timing impacts from concept to production in the most effective way
  • Develop the commodities to meet all regulatory requirements and find the right balance between weight, cost and performance targets to meet vehicle requirements
  • Design and engineer commodity with an approach of build to print
  • Complete and release component & sub system design, utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required


  • Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 8+ years of experience or evidence of exceptional ability
  • Master's in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 6+ years of experience or evidence of exceptional ability
  • Experience designing parts using injection molding, thermoforming or compression molding techniques utilizing a variety of material
  • Expertise in CATIA V5/V6
  • Automotive engineering experience of working on Fascia system, using CATIA V5 / V6
  • Expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets
  • Solid working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including knowledge of GD&T
  • Experience of developing and managing DFMEAs, DVP&R's and other technical documents
  • Experience of working from concept to launch on at least two automotive programs

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Dallas
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility

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.

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.

Keywords: Canoo, Torrance , Exterior Systems Engineer - Fascia, Other , Torrance, California

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