Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Embedded Software Engineer

Software Engineering
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 senior embedded software engineer will work on Canoo’s embedded platform to deliver base software. As a growing team, we are looking to add an experienced embedded software / firmware engineer to support multiple product lines on the bare metal or RTOS level. 


  • Defining and developing vehicle software for Canoo embedded ECUs.

  • Characterizing, profiling, and optimizing system software for functionality, power, resources, security, and safety.
  • Writing stack for interfacing with peripherals components.
  • Developing, testing, and debugging the BSP, from low level firmware up to middleware.
  • Supporting application software teams in building a reliable and scalable software stack.
  • Writing examples or test applications in C/C++ to support bring up efforts.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams such as system architecture, hardware, BSP, security, cloud and vehicle engineering to develop robust end to end solutions.
  • Performing code reviews for peers to ensure quality coding practices.
  • Collaborating with software test team to improve continuous integration efforts.
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation



Required Experience 

  • 5+ years in firmware (C/C++) development roles for embedded systems.
  • 3+ years of working experience with an RTOS such as freeRTOS, QNX, etc.
  • Strong familiarity with I2C, SPI, UART, and CAN.
  • Familiarity with make and cmake.
  • Comfortable working through device drivers to support peripheral bring up.
  • Deep understanding of scheduling concepts.
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent communications skills, and ability to take ownership over time sensitive deliveries.
  • Experience using a version control platform such as git.
  • Ability to develop clean code with best practices.


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering with 3+ years of experience in Automotive or highly regulated industry.
  • Hands on experience debugging and board bring up.
  • Prior experience with working with AutoSAR concepts.
  • Prior experience with NXP S32G SoC, Cortex-M7 processor, or a multi-core embedded device.
  • Some experience with Python.
  • Strong knowledge of SW engineering processes for mission-critical applications.
  • Experience with using git.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced agile environment.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 5% travel may be required

 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.

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 – $125,100 - $150,200 annually


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