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

Lead the technical team managing external partnerships that will help deliver the production L2.5 ADAS system. Help define the strategy and technical requirements for implementing ADAS features into the vehicle. Ensure technical interfaces with external teams are set up for success with adequate tracking of internal and external deliverables and KPI’s.


  • Responsible for technical relationships with strategic partners
  • Responsible for drafting detailed technical packages to be included in RFQ and RFI with external suppliers. Technical packages to include detailed requirements, program milestones and expected deliverables from Canoo and from the supplier
  • Creates and negotiates the technical requirements in the Statement Of Work (SOW) with selected suppliers
  • Support purchasing team to find define purchasing strategy and sourcing activities
  • Responsible for technical acceptance and validation of supplier deliverables
  • Responsible to watch and investigate new technologies available on the market
  • Provide technical program management excellence
  • Responsible for sensor algorithm supplier interfaces
  • Enable the overall system development by focusing on the augmented portion of the team
  • Ensure all product issues are identified, logged, tracked, and resolved during each testing phase
  • Effectively communicate with the rest of the organization when issues or failures arise


    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
    • High level of oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal effectiveness and able to manage and escalate issues to management
    • 3 years’ experience preferred
    • Experience leading technical teams
    • Experience with ADAS sensor technologies and software feature capabilities
    • Professional experience in ADAS or autonomous driving applications
    • Demonstrated performance in a position requiring engineering technical excellence
    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
    • High level of oral and written communication skills

    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.