Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead DevOps Engineer

Software Engineering
Full Time
Location : Location
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 Lead DevOps Engineer is responsible for managing daily operational activity on our vehicle software build and cloud software builds which includes vehicle software builds, cloud services, mobile and web applications. This role would be part of the Software Operations team and focus on leading a lean team of DevOps engineers and growing our DevOps practice with the organization. You will need to use your technical depth and hands-on implementation experience to create an efficient, scalable solution for deploying and monitoring pipelines and services. 


  • Lead in adopting best practices while implementing Infrastructure as Code using Terraform, Helm, Lambda and Kubernetes amongst other tools. 
  • Lead investigations and PoC of new tools and technologies 
  • Work with IT governance to implement and validate compliance to overall enterprise policies and best practices 
  • Lead implementation of the CI/CD build pipelines and software delivery for the digital product 
  • Lead in managing monitoring solutions that provide visibility into the overall health of the applications, systems and code. 
  • Work with development & QA teams to identify & implement improvements to the development, deployment & monitoring workflows. 
  • Contribute to data driven decision making throughout the engineering team.  
  • Lead the automation and development tools that ensure the rapid, safe, and high-quality delivery of features.  
  • Lead the creation and improvements of CI/CD build pipelines and software delivery 



Required Experience:

  • 6+ years of experience working in DevOps
  • Strong programming and scripting knowledge, e.g. Node, Python, Bash, Powershell, Golang, Groovy
  • Expertise with one of CI/CD systems and their pipelines, both cloud and on-premise; Jenkins(preferred), CircleCI, ArgoCD, GitlabCI, Buildkite.
  • Familiarity with software configuration management systems and source code version control systems, e.g. git, bitbucket, svn
  • Understanding of designing and developing architecture for cloud-based applications.
  • Strong understanding of cloud native tools and managed cloud solution offerings (CNCF, AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with Cloud Native platforms and tools including Kubernetes, Helm, Serverless Framework, Terraform, Lambda, Hashicorp Vault, AWS CLI.
  • Experience with implementing serverless and containerized code best practices.
  • Understanding observability initiatives such as dashboards and alerts using tools such as AWS CloudWatch, Prometheus/Grafana, Datadog, Dynatrace, Jaeger.
  • Excellent knowledge of build-time dependency management, testing/code-coverage tools, quality control and test automation.
  • Understanding of PCI-DSS, CCPA and GDPR compliance


  • Jenkins, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Git 

Travel Requirements

  •  Up to 30% travel may be necessary.

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
  • 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 law.


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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