Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Front End Engineer

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.


In this role you will be responsible for building the next generation of user experiences for our award-winning Canoo web platform as well as building the fleet management systems for our connected vehicles. Attention to detail and dedication to providing high-quality, stable delivery are essential as we aim to be best in-class in this emerging market. Since you will collaborate directly with backend, design, and product teams that help create the shared vision for our digital product, you will have an opportunity to heavily influence functionality related to our connected vehicle. In addition, you will directly work on applications that will be highly visible as the passion for electric vehicles continues to grow around the world. We love folks that are aware of risks, but not scared by them, and value planning, progress, and delivery over everything else.


  • Architecting new features for our internal and consumer facing web applications with an exceptional intuition for good user experience
  • Closely collaborating with design, product, engineering and marketing teams to gather requirements and discuss features.
  • Designing frameworks and tools to empower our hardware and software engineers to further development on the connected vehicle.


Required Experience 

  • Education Level: Not mandatory
  • 5+  years as a lead front end developer
  • JavaScript ES6+, TypeScript
  • Tailwindcss and Material-UI
  • Create React App and NextJS
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in front-end focused software development
  • Fluency with HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+ Javascript
  • Experience building highly scalable web applications with modern JavaScript frameworks and tooling. (React preferred)
  • Understanding of cloud concepts and hands-on experience integrating services using a public cloud stack (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Familiarity building applications with mobile-first and responsiveness
  • Demonstrative knowledge of client-side performance tuning
  • Understanding of functional and reactive programming paradigms
  • Experience working with Design Style Guides

Preferred Experience

  • Senior role with 8+ year experience
  • Experience with data visualization using D3 or Victory or any popular graph library
  • Experience with A/B Testing, Analytics or Monitoring frameworks
  • Experience with server-side rendering
  • Understanding of different database paradigms with Hands on experience using DynamoDB

Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions


While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.

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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