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

The Powertrain CAE Engineer will be responsible for durability and NVH simulations of powertrain components, both rotating and stationary. Participate in defining the powertrain architecture from concept to detailed design, collaborate with other departments to deliver vehicle performance and range targets, packaging and mass optimization.

Responsibilities and Goals:

  • Full powertrain CAE model building and analysis
  • Multi-body contact simulations of rotating and stationary structural components
  • Perform structural dynamic simulations of rotating powertrain components
  • Optimization of structural components for stiffness and strength
  • Post process the results, identify root-cause of the issues and make design recommendations to meet the highest level of durability, efficiency and NVH performance for Canoo vehicles
  • Support component, sub-systems and vehicle testing to correlate the CAE model
  • Collaborate with vendors to improve the material database and accuracy of the model

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • 10+ years of Automotive CAE experience
  • Strong understanding of fatigue principles and application to CAE models
  • Highly skilled in simulation theory, setup, and post processing
  • Strong understanding of electric machine and gearbox load paths
  • First-hand experience on developing vehicle structure from concept to launch
  • Strong understanding of physical hardware and its CAE representation
  • Proven expertise in structural and analysis methods and tools such as Optistruct / HyperMesh / HyperView / ANSA / or equivalents
  • Experience of Test-Simulation correlation in the component / sub-system / models
  • Strong communication skills and experience with presenting results and recommendations to multidisciplinary teams


  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent
  • Experience in electric vehicle powertrain structural simulations
  • Electric motor simulation experience
  • Thermal / structural coupled simulation experience
  • Experience but not limited to steel and aluminum structure
  • Design and development of component and sub-system tests
  • Team building and mentoring experience


  • High attention to detail
  • Collaboration and Communication skills
  • Ownership

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Share Option Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • A world-class team. Most of our leaders have their own Wikipedia page

EVelozcity Inc. 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.