Canoo Technologies Inc.

Test Program Manager

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 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 Test Program Manager will be responsible for one of the following test fields component & system test, crash test or vehicle test. The TPM will be in charge of planning, coordination, and control of various test activities and support test teams in meeting company milestones. The role is requires high level of interaction across all departments to ensure requirements are met in a timely, efficient, and detailed manner.


  • Create detailed Test Plans and work with internal & external test labs and 3rd-party test suppliers to organize and execute all test activities
  • Plan, Track, and Prioritize Test Schedules and the utilization of Test Resources, Manpower, and Test Equipment
  • Create and automate KPI’s in order to report out weekly real-time test progress and identify areas of risk or lack of progress
  • Manage all open Concerns discovered on test with the responsible Design Engineers until a design countermeasure is implemented
  • Plan out re-test/validation activities of new design countermeasures by means of retest, CAE simulation, or other means in order to close out open concerns prior to subsequent test phases
  • Continuously Manage the activities during the entire product design lifecycle from initial product concept to production launch
  • Manage critical path timing of multiple tests in parallel to ensure completion on time and within budget
  • Monitor and Track overall spend according to the approved Test Program Budget
  • Create business justifications for test expenditures and generate Purchase Requisitions
  • Oversee the implementation of an all new Test Lifecycle Management software tool


  • BS in Engineering
  • Minimum of 4 years of program management and/or test engineering experience
  • Advanced skillset with MS Excel, MS Project, MS Power Point, Atlassian JIRA, and Siemens Polarion, and ability to quickly learn new program management software tools
  • General knowledge of Battery Electric Vehicle architecture with understanding of Powertrain, Battery, Chassis, Body, and 12Volt systems and an understanding of vehicle software controls
  • Strong professional and technical competence in at least one area of vehicle, crash, component & system testing and validation methods
  • Broad knowledge of creating and executing DVP&R’s
  • Experience working with test teams, test labs and facilities, with broad test industry contacts
  • Proven ability to identify and solve complex scheduling and logistics problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to display a high level of maturity, work as a member of a small nimble team, and work in a self-directed manner


Additional PreferredExperience 


  • MS in Engineering
  • Completed a full test lifecycle in automotive industry in at least one area of vehicle, crash, component & system

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 – $104,300 - 125,100 annually.


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