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:

The Lead Test Engineer works on the Connected Vehicle team who's entrusted with delivering a world class user experience both inside and outside of the vehicle. It is the responsibility of the Lead Test Engineer to ensure that the released software meets all of the business & product goals are being met.

Who are you?

You enjoy making developers cry. You have a deep desire to find all of the bugs. Automation is at the core of your operation as efficiency is the key. You know that with efficiency comes more coverage and with more coverage, more bugs – cue the crying. You also understand what it takes to build up systems, processes and team to provide consistent evaluations of the software quality. No stone goes unturned as you work closely with our engineers to test interfaces, APIs, and ECU application code. You are familiar with running a tight software test and release process and know the tools of the trade to get the job done. At the end of the day, you take pride in the software that leaves because you know that it has passed the test, your test.


  • Architect and build a framework for testing the connected vehicle system including mobile and cloud
  • Create test plans that ensure the product goals and business requirements are being met
  • Build-up test capabilities of the group - tools, team, processes
  • Ensure on-time delivery of the software by planning test activities that meet the goals of the program.
  • Proliferate the results of the testing activities to make sure that the team and company are aware of findings, progress, etc.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with testing complex systems
  • Extremely knowledgeable with communication protocols and how to test them
  • Deep understanding with test automation – tools, setup, CI/CD
  • Experience with testing products with embedded, mobile and cloud elements
  • Experience with building test capabilities in an organization
  • Experience with test plan creation & requirements development
  • Ability to plan activities and function independently on a day-to-day basis
  • Able to collaborate with others in the team/organization to get things done
  • Bonus points for Automotive Experience & Knowledge of Automotive Technologies

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.