Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Data Architect

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.


Define the Database and reporting standards supporting architecture for multiple platforms across all innovative Canoo processes & products.

Develop global data & reporting standards and collaborate across engineering groups to maximize the use of common data segmentation methods and influence emerging data platform technologies, conventions and data warehousing standards.

Collaborate with Product/Portfolio Management, Architects and Product Owners from various teams and Executive leaders to define the global data warehousing pipeline to support business and global technical strategy.

Collaborate with global engineering leads at various Canoo business units to establish and drive adoption of conventions and innovation.


  • Contribute on all the stages of data strategy to create master data management standards for all projects
  • Provide architectural and strategic technical guidance to highly skilled data modelers, ETL, and BI developers
  • Maintains and enhance a set of critical data models supporting Canoo automotive, manufacturing, logistics and other division operations
  • Maintains complex data pipeline supporting global mission in democratizing data and enabling a data driven organization working closely with partner architects and IT Leadership
  • Effectively communicate actionable data strategy insights at all levels of the organization
  • Collaborate closely with leadership, engineering, and other stakeholders to improve Canoo’s global view of modeling and engineering
  • Architect and model a standardize data model for Canoo customers and build knowledge & reporting strategy metrics to include but not limited to customers demographics and product life cycle
  • Define data consumption strategy between interdepartmental sales and operations process
  • Employ and improve industry-leading, scalable, distributed open-source technologies
  • Guide data engineers and data scientists to drive efficient data solutions for all platforms
  • Lead effort in defining the data story and enable data-driven solutions for Canoo from a technical and cultural mindset



  • Master's in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or another data-related field - OR equivalent professional experience. 
  • 3+ years of industry experience in machine learning and statistical modeling
  • Experience completing multiple data science projects end-to-end; from idea generation, goals formulation, to implementation and deliverables
  • Experience with applied machine learning, business analytics and data visualization
  • Working knowledge or experience with Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud
  • Experience with deep learning models
  • Experience with design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, source of truth systems for different business areas
  • Experience modeling MDM to facility high volume data across multiple API vendor requests to ensure high-quality data is available to execute Global business processes.
  • Working experience with Kafka/AWS and other Streaming layer
  • Experience in Big Data Integration & Analytics is required
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Automotive and Logistics data is required
  • Solve complex integration problems using advanced data mapping and data segmentation pipeline modeling and optimization techniques, including but not limited to, big data pre-processing, problem formulation, features engineering, algorithmic selection and evaluation, hyper-parameter tuning for machine learning, and deployment
  • Design & Architect back-end systems from scratch that are capable of handling trillion+ events per day
  • Build data strategy around operating high availability and scalable distributed systems across multiple locations
  • Strong experience with relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL databases experience is required
  • Strong background in data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques

Travel Requirements

  •  None

 Physical Requirements

  • 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. (Confirm with hiring manager that lifting requirements are not greater for this role.)

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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