Canoo Technologies Inc.

Sr. Compensation Analyst

Human Resources
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 in 2022 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, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


We are looking for a Sr. Compensation Analyst who embodies our culture and provides our employees with a competitive compensation and rewards experience by implementing and administering compensation and equity programs. Successful candidates have experience administering compensation programs for fast growth companies. Major responsibilities include compensation program implementation and administration (e.g., base salary, annual and long-term incentives) focusing on Equity Stock, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, Compensation program development, Job analysis, 401(k) administration, etc.  Our industry-leading programs are both competitive in the market and balance our bottom line and business objectives; helping us attract and retain the world’s best talent.


  • Designs, implements, and executes compensation programs including base pay administration, short term, and long-term incentive programs.
  • Participates in compensation surveys to collect and analyze competitive salary information to determine company's competitive position. Reviews job content and assists with creating job descriptions.
  • Designs and implements dashboards and tools from multiple HR and vendor systems for management and HR to utilize to ensure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation.
  • Reviews proposed salary adjustments, short term and long-term incentives and makes recommendations in accordance with company strategy.
  • Reviews requests for new or revised classifications to determine appropriate salary grade assignment and FLSA exemptions.
  • Assist in policy development and recommendations on subjects such as base pay, incentive compensation, bonus plans, and equity plans.
  • Strive to be industry-leading and progressive in our total rewards programs, regularly monitoring external trends to proactively adjust our compensation strategies to stay competitive in the market and recommend revisions to lead best-in-class rewards
  • Administers and communicates employee Equity stock and purchase programs in conjunction with Finance and Legal organizations. Ensures compliance with regulations and applicable laws.
  • Develop strategies to drive employee awareness and understanding of all compensation programs




  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in lieu of degree.
  • 5+ years of broad compensation experience including compensation administration, incentive plans, stock equity and executive compensation.
  • Experience with Equity Edge Online (EEO) preferred
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience collaborating with a diverse team of leadership, business partners, external vendors, and consultants
  • A track record of developing and executing highly effective compensation programs, tools, metrics, and practices
  • Ability to create and lead the communication and education of compensation programs throughout all levels of the organization, including the design and implementation of tools to improve understanding and value of programs
  • Analytical capability and comfortable preparing and presenting compensation proposals
  • Experience utilizing HRIS and compensation management systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel proficiency


  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or other compensation certifications are preferred

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
  • 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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If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please call (214) 529-8055 or email us at

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