About Canoo

Canoo has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team – totaling over 500 employees from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.

Job Purpose

The Senior Linux Kernel Engineer will be setting the foundation for Canoo’s Connected Vehicle platform. You will be interacting with key members of the hardware and software teams to develop world-class connectivity, user experience, and vehicle data solution. You will be expected to provide input on current and next-gen platforms.


  • Define the hardware-software interactions for our Connected Vehicle Platforms
  • Develop and bring up the system software stack that powers the connectivity & HMI for the vehicle
  • Work with hardware and validation teams to ready the hardware / software platform for mass production
  • Create innovative solutions to meet our product requirements
  • Write well structured, testable, efficient, and maintainable code
  • Create tools that can be used to test & evaluate the performance of the platform


  • 5+ years of experience developing Linux device drivers – e.g. USB, network, graphics, video, mtd, storage, power management
  • Excellent C programming skills
  • Experience with board bring-up for ARM or similar platforms
  • Solid understanding of Linux kernel internals – e.g. scheduler, memory management, concurrency, file systems
  • Experience with Modem Integration, Network Time synchronization, Realtime-Linux is a plus
  • Shows creativity for solving problems
  • Excellent communication skills

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 Torrance
  • 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.

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