Canoo Technologies Inc.

Manager, IT Infrastructure and Cloud Operations

Information Technology
Full Time
Location : Location
Additional Locations
US-OK-Oklahoma City

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 Canoo IT Department is looking for an Infrastructure and Cloud Operations Manager who will oversee and manage critical infrastructure services globally. The Infrastructure and Cloud Operations Manager oversees the development and implementation of policies, guidelines, procedures, rules, regulations, and technology. You will ensure that the infrastructure solves existing and future needs and prioritize efforts based on business value. You will work directly with the IT leadership team in our Justin, TX office and collaborate with leaders across various functions, including finance, operations, marketing, and HR, to create a horizontally aligned IT operations roadmap.


  • Drive the company’s Cloud, Network, and Infrastructure strategy to build a secure, scalable enterprise-grade ecosystem.
  • Lead the IT Operations team by bringing together subject matter experts across the organization.
  • Overall management of the global IT infrastructure, including strategy, operations, incident and problem management, IT infrastructure maintenance, and lifecycle management.
  • Develop and manage a production support model for IT, Product Cloud, and Infrastructure operations.
  • Monitor operational controls to ensure integrity through the value chain.
  • Enable effective, efficient working relationships with business and technology partners.
  • Create and monitor strategic metrics to support the assessment of progress against the operational strategy.
  • Responsible for technology evaluation and the entire technology lifecycle for infrastructure technologies.
  • Develop infrastructure sourcing strategy and manage strategic vendor and partner relationships to achieve department objectives.
  • Provide direction on emerging technologies to be incorporated into infrastructure products and services to deliver the overall IT strategy successfully.
  • Introduces innovative, differentiating infrastructure capabilities that enhance our overall competitive capabilities and employee productivity.
  • Collaborates with the Security team to ensure infrastructure embraces and applies necessary security strategy.
  • Drive cloud-first initiatives with best-of-breed industry providers such as GCP, AWS, and Azure.



Required Experience:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience in IT.
  • 7 years of experience leading and managing IT operations or programs focused on infrastructure.
  • Proven track record collaborating effectively with IT support teams, ensuring clear and concise communication resulting in adherence to service level agreements.
  • Strong self-starter with an ability to navigate successfully through ambiguity to provide recommendations on project direction.
  • Strong work ethic with flexibility and adaptability to change.
  • Able to challenge the status quo.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications including content creation through various mediums.

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of automotive/technology development, manufacturing operations, and industrial dynamics.
  • Knowledge of Software and Product development lifecycle and support operations.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel up to 30% 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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