Steering Systems Engineer


Steering Systems Engineer

Torrance, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    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...

    Design and develop state of the art Electronic Chassis Systems, and their interactions with Powertrain and ADAS, covering a variety of engineering tasks


    • Define and manage software and controls requirements for Chassis systems, through the design and validation phases

    • Collaborate with the Vehicle Dynamics team to ensure vehicle performance targets are met

    • Liaise with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of software and relevant documentation

    • Maintain Design Verification Plan (DVP), support development of test cases and coordinate execution of verification tests throughout program milestones

    • Support the definition of Functional Safety deliverables and Failure Mode Analysis

    • Maintain system architecture and interfaces with ADAS and Powertrain, ensuring integration of Chassis systems with other Vehicle controllers, and compatibility with Network design

    • Support the definition of Diagnostic DTC's, service routines, bootloader specifications

    • Provide technical inputs to the legal and homologation teams

    • Support vehicle activities including testing, data logging, and feature calibration

    • Conduct issue investigation



    • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Electrical/Software/Controls Engineering or Equivalent
    • 4 or more years of Chassis Systems or Control Software Development
    • Knowledge of Braking, Steering, and/or Suspension components and features
    • Understanding of Vehicle Dynamics, ADAS systems, and Powertrain
    • System validation and HIL testing
    • Knowledge of Diagnostic DTC's and service routines
    • Experience with CAN-based tools and MS Office suite


    • Experience in architecture and requirements definition for safety critical redundant Chassis Systems
    • Calibration of Chassis systems (Stability Control, Steering, Braking or Suspension / Damping)
    • Simulink Modeling
    • Experience with Electric Powertrain Vehicles
    • Understanding of automotive homologation requirements
    • Knowledge of Functional Safety principles (ISO 26262) and Failure Mode Analysis


    • Creative mindset
    • High attention to detail
    • Supplier Management
    • Issue management
    • Collaboration
    • Ownership


    • 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

    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.