Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Manager, Emissions Certification & Compliance

Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-MI-Auburn Hills

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.


This position will support Canoo by leading all activities necessary to obtain electric vehicle emissions certification, range and other legal submission requirements for the U.S. and European markets.  Will lead all interactions with industry associations and regulators on the modifications of existing and development of new regulations and procedures.


  • Provide technical support regarding emissions and OBD certification and compliance requirements
  • Support agency In Use Test (IUT) orders
  • Support dynamometer measurement and testing
  • Support OBD monitor demonstration testing
  • Lead activities to obtain approval of changes to existing products
  • Lead the processing of emissions and OBD data and support data preparation for submission to the relevant authorities
  • Create and submit required emission and vehicle compliance applications to regulatory agencies to ensure vehicle emission certification
  • Prepare and deliver technical reports and presentations for status reviews and project signoffs
  • Primary contact for interface with regulators (EPA, Carb and EU approval authorities)



  • Experience leading engineering teams and large projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or another related field
  • 10 years’ experience delivering full emissions programs with direct management throughout all stages of the process
  • Experience working with emissions regulatory authorities (EPA and CARB)
  • Teamwork skills including collaboration with industry representatives to define and secure common interests.  Establish relationships with external organizations to support Canoo’s interests
  • Possessing strong oral and written communication skills to inform, persuade and negotiate
  • Ability to break down lengthy industry and legal documents.  Create summaries for efficient communications within Canoo
  • Must take the initiative in the absence of defined procedures to achieve all certification and compliance requirements on time and meeting all internal and external requirements


  • Experience with U.S. and other global market certification and 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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