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

Canoo is looking for an experienced IT Software Development Manager with a strong sense of ownership and a passion for delivering solutions for complex problems. By leading this team, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact our systems, our business and most importantly, our customers by building highly scalable, reliable, and extensible systems. A successful candidate will have a background in leading a software development team, a solid technical foundation, good communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.


  • Build and manage a team of industry-leading software engineers
  • Foster career growth and a strong team culture
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and coach engineers
  • Work cross-functionally, interfacing with internal customers to gain clarity on requirements, set priorities and communicate direction and progress
  • Own all operational metrics for your team’s software
  • Manage the agile development process and methodology to deliver incremental value to customers
  • Work with product management to develop long-term architectural and business strategy


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 7+ years of software industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience managing software development teams with hands-on involvement in system architecture, design, and performance
  • Self-starter with the drive and conviction to do things right the first time
  • Proven track record of delivering reliable and scalable software solutions
  • Deep technical expertise and strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences
  • Effective management of multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A thorough understanding of software development in a team and a strong track record of shipping software
  • Able to work in a diverse team
  • Experience with large scale systems

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Incentive Plan
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • A world-class team

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.