Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Cloud/DevOps Engineer

Full Time
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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.


The Lead Cloud/DevOps Engineer is responsible for the design and implementation of cloud architectures and DevOps pipelines for cloud-based applications and data. This role will work as part of the Software Operations team in partnership with other teams to design, implement and monitor performant, resilient and scalable systems.


Please see the link below for more details on the department:


  • Share best practices and guide other engineers while implementing Infrastructure as Code, using Terraform, Serverless Framework, Helm, Lambda and Kubernetes amongst other tools
  • Lead investigations and PoC of new tools and technologies
  • Work with IT governance to implement and validate compliance to overall enterprise policies and best practices
  • Serve as SME for other teams within canoo for all matters related to cloud and DevOps
  • Create automations and tooling to monitor and respond to any errors/anomalies
  • Drive data driven decision making throughout the engineering team
  • Help automate and develop tools that ensure the rapid, safe, and high-quality delivery of features
  • Lead the creation and improvements of CI/CD build pipelines and software delivery
  • Design and implement KMS public key management infrastructure


  • Familiarity with designing and developing architecture for AWS cloud-based applications
  • Experience in developing secure production applications in the cloud
  • Experience with Python, Go, Node, C++, Powershell and Bash
  • Experience with Cloud Native platforms and tools including Kubernetes, Helm, Serverless Framework, Terraform, Lambda, Hashicorp Vault, AWS CLI
  • Experience with various CI/CD systems and their pipelines, both cloud and on-premise; Jenkins, CircleCI, ArgoCD, GitlabCI, Buildkite
  • Experience with implementing serverless and containerized code best practices
  • Experience leading observability initiatives such as dashboards and alerts using tools such as AWS CloudWatch, Prometheus/Grafana, Datadog, Jaeger
  • Strong understanding of AWS services offerings: EKS, EC2, ECS/Fargate, Lambda, RDS, Elasticache, Cloudfront, IAM, WAF, S3, Glacier, IoT Core, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, KMS, Cognito
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems including bash/powershell scripting, IP network technologies, package management and DNS
  • Excellent knowledge of build-time dependency management, testing/code-coverage tools, quality control and test automation
  • Understanding of PCI-DSS, CCPA and GDPR compliance

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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