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:

The Power Electronics & Charging Program Manager will effectively organize and drive the power electronics & charging programs and activities to support meeting company milestones. The role is responsible for having a high level of interaction across all departments to ensure requirements are met in a timely, efficient, and detailed manner.


  • Drive execution of DC-DC converter, OBC, high voltage (HV) cabling and charge port through the product development milestone process
  • Define, implement, and drive project requirements, workflows and plans while managing timelines, communications, quality, uncovering roadblocks, defining critical paths, identifying resource constraints, and any other issues that arise
  • Monitor budgetary and CAPX spend, rebalancing as needed
  • Track and manage quality concerns and change requests within scope of DC-DC converter, on-board charger, charge port and HV cabling
  • Provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution, and deliver results
  • Continuously monitor and measure project processes and activities to identify and communicate potential inhibitors
  • Work directly with nominated Suppliers in ensuring key deliverables/milestones are met
  • Maintain Open Issues list and ensure effective and on time closure of such issues
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to request key input to develop and implement power electronics and charging components to meet program milestones
  • Monitor component cost, mass, and roadmap design or sourcing action items to meet targets


  • Bachelor's degree or above in engineering or business management or related field
  • 5+ years of proven experience in delivering complex projects for HV power electronics, automotive or engineering industries
  • Experience with 5D or other problem-solving methodologies and ability to drive RCCA plans to closure
  • Familiarity with requirements, design, testing and sourcing of PCBAs, semiconductors, control modules and HV components
  • Understanding of the automotive design cycle and ability to manage change
  • Experience managing complex stakeholder requirements and relationships
  • Experience in project management including related software and tools

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.