Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Manager, Connected Vehicle/Platform Security

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

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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 Canoo IT Department is looking for a Sr. Manager, Connected Vehicle/Platform Security, reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). This role is tightly engaged with the Software Engineering and Product Development teams to drive the security of Canoo’s In-Vehicle Electronic Platform (EPF).   


The Sr. Manager, Connected Vehicle/Platform Security, is responsible for creating security detailed designs for the EPF, including countermeasure implementation necessary to mitigate risks associated with attack vectors inherent to telematic devices, LTE IoT devices, connected vehicles, and in-vehicle networks.


In addition to In-Vehicle security design and architecture, countermeasure implementation, and detailed policy/standard creation, the role is responsible for:

  • Continuous improvement of VST Testing Lab capability.
  • Continuous improvement secure boot capabilities and cryptography detailed design and implementation.
  • OTA and Diagnostic security.
  • Communications security (e.g., LTE, BTE, In-Vehicle networks, cellular-links to Cloud, etc.).
  • Teaming with Security’s DevSecOps talent to continuously improve CI/CD pipelines feeding In-Vehicle software.
  • Continuous improvement of Vehicle Security Monitoring capabilities and anomaly detection per TARA modeling and high-fidelity use cases.

The role ensures that In-Vehicle security is repeatable, automated, and focused on the “Right” things. The VST solves existing and future needs, prioritizes efforts based on risk, and roadmaps all things to help Canoo “Do it Better”.


You’ll work directly with the executive team in our Justin, TX office and collaborate with leaders across a wide range of functions including Product Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud, and 3rd Parties.  You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from many experts across several technical disciplines. 


  • Focus on Telematics and Device Security.
  • Continuous creation of detailed Security requirements and technical Security standards.
  • Continuous improvement of overall In-Vehicle Security Architecture and impact assessment of changes to ensure overall security posture stays high.
  • Perform hands-on penetration testing of In-Vehicle embedded systems, devices, firmware, software, and communications.
  • Drive and maintain threat modeling and TARA artifacts.
  • Ensure in-house as well as supplier ECU Cyber Security and testing.
  • Ensure security of OTA processes.
  • Engage and communicate VST goals across the Canoo community.
  • Foster the spirit of people development, collaboration, and continuous improvement consistent with Canoo core values.
  • Create and monitor strategic metrics to support assessment of progress against the VST strategy, vision, and overall operations.




  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent Engineering programs.
  • 8-10+ years of experience with embedded systems, firmware OS, and/or IoT.
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Intellectual agility – the ability to learn and act on new information quickly and efficiently.
  • Able to challenge the status quo.
  • Strong communication as demonstrated through the presentation of strategy to different levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications including content creation through various mediums.
  • In-depth and hands-on experience working with NXP, Infineon, and Nvidia (or similar platforms/technologies).
  • In-depth and hands-on experience with MCUs & Application Processors
  • Expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience with firmware security and hardening including the AUTOSAR Crypto Stack.
  • Expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience with embedded Linux security and hardening, including secure boot, kernels, drivers, DTB, BSP, firewall, SELinux, Trustzones, and HSMs.
  • Expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience with C/C++ programming, Secure Programming Standard and SAST/DAST.
  • Expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience with cryptography, key management, and PKI.
  • Expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience with any of the following:  BLE security, chip security, telecommunication network security, Plug & Charge security, and/or In-Vehicle network security.


  • Experience in vehicle networking, including CAN bus, in-vehicle Ethernet, etc.
  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent Engineering programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of automotive/technology development, manufacturing operations, and industrial dynamics.

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.


Reasonable Accommodations

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the 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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