Canoo Technologies Inc.

Director, Homologation and Certification

Full Time
Location : Location

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.


This role will direct a team of homologation engineers which will support the homologation efforts for all Canoo electric vehicle programs and markets. Your team works across all engineering disciplines, design studio and test teams to provide guidance and ensure compliance with global regulatory requirements to support the certification and launch of all Canoo programs. 


  • Manage the activities and priorities of the homologation team
  • Be leadership’s point of contact for all homologation issues
  • Manage and organize the homologation requirements and documentation of Canoo programs for the target markets
  • Work closely and collaborate with the design and engineering teams to provide advice and direction by defining regulatory requirements
  • Clearly and effectively document compliance for the vehicle programs
  • Support Canoo’s interactions with EPA, CARB, NHTSA and other domestic and international regulatory agencies
  • Interface with technical services and approval authorities to deliver certification for required global markets
  • Monitor new global regulations and ensure team awareness and understanding


  • Experience leading engineering teams and large projects
  • Experience negotiating and collaborating with external and internal contributors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or another related field
  • 15+ years’ experience delivering full automotive homologation programs throughout all stages of the process
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to simplify highly technical regulatory requirements to ensure understanding by all team members
  • Basic CATIA skills for part and zone requirement verification
  • Polarion and Jira knowledge


What's Cool About Working Here...

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.

CA: Salary will be determined based on a number of factors, including but not limited to years of experience, training, skillset, location, etc.  Expected salary range – (152,300 - 190,400)


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