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...

About the job:

In this role, you will primarily be responsible for engineering our back-end cloud services. Your day to day may include work on our vehicle-to-mobile communications architectures and APIs, fleet management systems, subscriptions and payments platform, user data management system, or other areas that sit in between the end user’s mobile device and the car.

Since you will collaborate directly with embedded, design, and product teams that help create the shared vision for our product, you will have an opportunity to heavily influence functionality related to our vehicle. You will directly work on mobile application and web/back end services that define our product. We love folks that are aware of risks, but not scared by them, and value planning, progress, and delivery over everything else.

About you:

  • Is laser focused on doing what is best for the user
  • Is obsessed with metrics and uses data to create goals and monitor results
  • Is familiar and comfortable with working on large and complex cloud projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates exceptional problem-solving and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Has robust planning and execution skills and feels comfortable making decisions even with vague constraints
  • Has a burning passion for learning – we love to hear about your side projects!
  • Has previous start up experience in a high-performance environment, is flexible, and has a strong ability to adapt to change


  • 3-5+ years of experience delivering scalable, serverless applications on services like AWS with an IoT focus for an application controlled from a mobile device
  • Prior experience developing large, distributed, and robust software systems in the cloud
  • Prior experience working on tools, deployment, and management of these large systems and services using object-oriented software design
  • Strong experience designing and developing back end APIs, communications layers and databases
  • Is aware of and can follow industry standard practices surrounding user data retention, security, and safety.


  • Experience with the Serverless Framework, AWS CloudFormation, or similar infrastructure provisioning tools
  • Python/Go/JavaScript experience
  • AWS or experience with another cloud provider (a handful of things we use include AWS lambda, CloudFormation, API gateway, IAM roles, and IoT core, though this is not a complete list)
  • Experience with a JavaScript framework (we like React and Angular)

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • 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.