Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Director, Cloud Enterprise Architecture

Information Technology
Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

About Canoo

 Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

 Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


We have a critical leadership role to lead our Cloud Enterprise Architecture (EA) team.  This role will be an integral member of the IT leadership team ensuring our strategic technology architecture meets tactical and long-term business needs.  This role will report to the Interim Cloud EA leader, however, once the EA group is operating as expected, and reaching key milestones, this role will officially become the leader of the EA group and report directly to the CIO.

The Cloud EA Leader role (Sr. Director Cloud Enterprise Architecture) includes responsibility for developing and coordinating cloud architecture, establishing best practices for cloud across the organization, assessing internally developed and purchased applications and software, establishing best practices and solutions for CI/CD pipelines, and working closely with Cyber Security to reach joint objectives.  Additionally, this role will own and lead strategic integration, orchestration, and API Management (APIM) across the organization while teaming with Chief Data Officer organization for alignment.

If you have passion for cutting edge cloud services, deep interest, and hands-on experience with Modern Architectures, (e.g., Containers, mesh networks, sophisticated CI/CD, ingress controllers, APIM, etc.), can convert complex requirements into efficient designs, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with talented engineers then Canoo is for you.


The ideal candidate must have hands-on experience with:

  • Responsible for the overall enterprise/strategic architecture, such as, Platform Roadmap, Service Roadmap, and product selection approval for our systems assets. Including the following:
    • Responsible for Canoo’s system overall strategic architecture which must be aligned with, and supportive of, Canoo’s business strategy and inherently secure, robust, scalable, modular, API-centric, and global
    • Responsible for Service Roadmaps as well as associated product selections informed by business requirements and strategic plans as well as best of breed and emerging technologies
    • Develop a broad and detailed understanding of Canoo’s systems ecosystem, associated business, application, component services, and integrations with Canoo’s wider set of systems
  • Ensure Platform Roadmap, Service Roadmap, and product selections align with Cyber Security risk management objectives
  • Provide oversight to project delivery, focusing on driving down technical debt over time
  • Own and lead initiatives to define, design, and implement cloud-based solutions which includes reference architectures, estimates, and costing
  • Lead and mentor EA architects, engineers, and business teams
  • Communicate cross-functionally on the vision and provide presentations of proposed solutions
  • Act as a subject matter expert on cloud infrastructure, cloud applications, CI/CD, and integration best practices within and outside of the organization
  • Perform analysis best practices and emerging concepts in Cloud based technologies
  • Acts as a technical liaison between business units, product teams, software engineering teams, and IT Infrastructure
  • Perform profiling, troubleshooting of existing solutions
  • Create technical documentation


  • Must have – Current coding ability using C, C++, C#, Python, or Java
  • Must have – Current AWS hands-on experience
  • Must have – Current Terraform hands-on experience
  • Must have – Hands-on experience security web services, including API’s
  • Must have – Hands-on experience designing and building Enterprise Integration solutions
  • Must have – Excellent communication skills
  • Good grasp of basic security principles like Data Protection, authentication, access control and privacy, security vulnerabilities, protocol design flaws, malicious code, implementation flaws, configuration weaknesses, user errors, user indifference
  • Hands-on experience with Docker, Github/Gitlab, Jenkins, ELK and deploying applications on AWS
  • Must be comfortable building systems architecture artifacts using modeling, and being able to effectively communicate architectural intention to delivery teams for execution
  • Strong experience working within an Agile methodology environment, and leading teams accordingly
  • Strong experience working within a DevOPs environment
  • BS degree in Computer Science / Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

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. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


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. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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