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

Canoo’s Customer Journey and Aftersales Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Director of Service Engineering.  The primary responsibility of this role is to build a team, develop and execute an industry leading Service Engineering Area including Quality Measures & Compliance, Warranty, Field Technical Service, Quality Evaluation and Service Design. You will have a significant leadership role within the company and manage a budget to insure an international implementation.  

Reporting to the Senior VP Customer Journey and Aftersales, the person in this role will support the service department's objective to ensure the customer has a memorable and exceptional service experience from beginning to end.


  • Hire and develop an industry leading Automotive Service Engineering Team including Quality Measures & Compliance, Warranty, Field Technical Service, Quality Evaluation, Service Design
  • Encourage and coach team members to perform at optimal levels and provide feedback.
  • Maintain financial responsibility for setup and daily operation
  • Focus solutions on commercial and private customers
  • Work across enterprise applications to help establish and execute project management
  • Drive complex projects from concept to launch, articulating processes to help team succeed including not only managing risks but predicting them
  • Coordinate with internal and external teams to develop project plans, goals, and milestones
  • Track milestones, progress, dependencies, and issues closely while communicating effectively to leadership and stakeholders
  • Setup a business intelligence environment and data driven approach

Required Experience

  • Automotive Experience is essential to build and guide the Service Engineering Team
  • At least 5+ years of automotive service engineering management experience
  • You lead and develop multiple teams in this space
  • Understanding of the global government-related quality & compliance processes
  • Understanding of the “new” BEV/EV industry
  • Curiosity to pursue continuous learning and application of technologies to achieve desired business, architectural, and productivity outcomes
  • Superior stakeholder management and communication skill
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Experience working with and leading Agile teams
  • Ability to keep things moving and see the big picture while ensuring near term execution
  • Ability to achieve results under tough circumstances
  • You are inspiring and a bold leader who is willing to take risk and move fast

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is strongly desired
  • Experience with an EV Automotive company

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • 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.