Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Technical Program Manager HV Battery

Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-MI-Auburn Hills

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 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, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The TPM HV Battery will effectively organize and execute delivery of the HV battery system to support meeting company milestones. The role is responsible for having a high level of interaction across all departments to ensure requirements are met in a timely, efficient, and detailed manner.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Drive execution of the Battery Cells, Modules, and Pack through the product development milestone process
  • Define and drive project requirements, workflows, and plans.
  • Manage timelines, communications, and quality while communicating the critical path and uncovering roadblocks
  • Monitor budgetary and CAPX spend, rebalancing as needed
  • Track and manage concerns and change requests within scope of HV Battery
  • Provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution, and deliver results
  • Continuously monitor and measure project processes and activities to identify and communicate potential inhibitors
  • Work directly with nominated suppliers in ensuring key deliverables/milestones are met
  • Maintain open issues list and ensure effective and on time closure of these issues
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to request key input to develop the HV Battery to meet program milestones
  • Monitor HV Battery cost, mass, and roadmap design or sourcing action


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or above in engineering, business management or related field
  • 5+ years of proven experience in delivering complex projects in HV Battery, electronics, or high voltage automotive or engineering industries
  • Experience with 5D or other problem-solving methodologies and ability to drive issues to closure
  • Familiarity with requirements, design, and sourcing of propulsion or electronics components
  • Understanding of the automotive design cycle and ability to manage change
  • Experience managing complex stakeholder requirements and relationships
  • Experience in project management including related software and tools
  • Ability to achieve results under tough circumstances

Travel Requirements:

  • 25% domestic travel

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
  • A 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 laws.


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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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 in CA – $137,900 - $165,500


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