Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Cloud Engineer

Information Technology
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 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. 


Job Purpose 


Canoo is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer who is interested in shaping, delivering, and supporting our connected vehicle platform. This team member will work directly with product teams to transition services into production and ensure the successful operation of those services. This will include influencing the product team’s build process, architecture, and monitoring solution to enable successful operation and acheive target SLA’s


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)


  • Architect and operate production Kubernetes and serverless ecosystems in AWS.
  • Developing and maintaining a cloud computing infrastructure that supports an organization’s business processes.
  • Designing complex computer network topologies to meet our organization’s needs for security and scalability.
  • Performing capacity planning to ensure that servers can handle an organization’s workload without experiencing downtime or performance degradation
  • Contribute to data driven decision making throughout the engineering teams.
  • Act as technical SME to product teams on availability, scalability, and monitoring.
  • Work with Canoo’s architecture team to define best practice implementation and monitoring solutions to hit target SLA’s leveraging modern IaC and deployment mechanisms.
  • Troubleshooting problems with existing applications or computer networks to identify and resolve issues
  • Participate in an oncall rotation that supports our critical client facing systems.
  • Recommending improvements to existing infrastructure and developing plans for future growth
  • Develop automation solutions that solve daily tasks and improve system stability.


Required Experience


  • 5+ years of experience supporting cloud and on-premise network infrastructure. Firewalls, core, and distribution network equipment.
  • Experience managing the entire software development life cycle, including planning, designing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Experience leading observability initiatives such as dashboards and alerts using tools such as AWS CloudWatch, Prometheus/Grafana, Datadog, Jaeger. 
  • 3-5+ years of production experience using Golang, Python, or another language.
  • Experience developing Terraform modules for team wide consumption.
  • Experience solving daily tasks with code and automating yourself out of a job.
  • AWS production operation – Lambda, EKS, API Gateway, Cloudfront, IAM, IoT Core, and others.
  • Experience across traditional architectures, containerized, and serverless ecosystems.



  • Service mesh and service discovery.
  • GitOps deployment experience.
  • Cloud security exposure
  • Kafka experience
  • Kubernetes
  • Hashicorp Vault
  • Terraform
  • Palo Alto
  • Azure

What's Cool About Working Here...


  • Remote in Arkansas, Texas or Oklahoma

Travel Requirements


  • Travel periodically for short durations for onsite team meetings.


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 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. 


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. 


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