Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr Director, Cloud and Infrastructure Operations

Information Technology
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. Director of Cloud and Infrastructure Operations, who will be responsible for oversight and management of critical infrastructure services globally.
  • The Sr. Director oversees the development and implementation of policies, guidelines, procedures, rules, regulations, and technology.
  • The role ensures that the infrastructure solves existing and future needs, prioritizes efforts based on business value, and that roadmaps created for all these functions are aligned in both direction and sequencing.
  • You’ll work directly with the executive team in our Justin, TX office and collaborate with leaders across a wide range of functions including finance, operations, marketing, and HR.
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from many experts across several technical disciplines.
  • This position is based in our Justin, TX office and we are requiring at least 3 days onsite per week.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position) 

  • Drive the company’s Cloud, Network, and Infrastructure strategy to build a secure, scalable enterprise grade ecosystem.
  • Build the Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations team by bringing together subject matter experts across the organization.
  • Overall management of IT infrastructure including vision and strategy, operations incident and problem management, and infrastructure install/refresh, installation, decommissioning and maintenance globally.
  • Develop and manage a production support model for IT and Product Cloud and Infrastructure operations.
  • Monitor operational controls to ensure integrity through the value chain.
  • Enable effective, efficient working relationships with business and technology partners.
  • Engage and communicate infrastructure goals across the Canoo community as well in partnership with the IT Department.
  • 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 IT strategy, vision, and overall operations.
  • Responsibility for technology evaluation and the entire technology lifecycle for infrastructure technologies.
  • Develop infrastructure sourcing strategy and manage strategic vendor and partner relationships to achieve department objectives.
  • Provide direction on emerging technologies to be incorporated into infrastructure products and services to successfully deliver overall IT strategy.
  • Introduces innovative, differentiating infrastructure capabilities that enhance our overall competitive capabilities and enhance employee productivity.
  • Collaborates with the Security function to ensure infrastructure embraces and applies necessary security strategy.
  • Drive cloud-first initiatives with best-of-breed industry providers such as AWS and Azure.
  • Work with the IT senior leadership team on the service portfolio and governance required to prioritize resources, including budget.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience in IT.
  • At least 10 years of experience leading and managing IT operations or programs focused on infrastructure.
  • At least 5 years of management experience.
  • Proven track record collaborating effectively with IT support teams, ensuring clear and concise communication resulting in adherence to service level agreements.
  • Strong self-starter with an ability to navigate successfully through ambiguity to provide recommendations on project direction.
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Demonstrated success in cross-functional integration/relationships and operational execution.
  • 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.


  • MS/MBA with 10+ years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of automotive/technology development, manufacturing operations, and industrial dynamics.
  • Knowledge of Software and Product development lifecycle and support operations.

Travel Requirements

  • Travel as needed, up to 25-30%.

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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