About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

About the Web and Mobile Solutions-Architect (Backend) role…

Job Purpose

You will build the backend systems to support all IOV: web, mobile, in-car, voice, etc.

You are responsible end-to-end ensuring that there are highly reliable, scalable and flexible systems to support all of IOV initiatives, including: entertainment, navigation, communications, user profiles and all additional systems. You are excited to support future use cases (deliver to car, charging stations) You are comfortable working with the IOV team and the rest of the company to define and understand both explicit and implicit requirements. You are able to choose third party products and systems (database, cloud, production monitor) and build the necessary components.

You have built systems from the first line of code to large, multi-hose environments supporting a large number of users in a high reliability system. You understand system design, system architecture, product tradeoff, production, deployment and development in multi client environments. You are a doer; you roll up your sleeves and write code. You are interested in learning about new technologies and supporting them.

You like cars and understand in-car and out of car, both as technically distinct, and as a common user experience.

Make IOV products that love users.

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Architect the backend system to support scalability, flexibility, multi-host, reliability and timeline
  • Develop and synch up on requirements with other parts of the organization
  • Day-to-day representation of backend product development
  • Key back-end decider in sprint & train feature creation during agile produce development
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners and develop overall backend strategy
  • Develop product sourcing strategies, especially on the backend software/system side
  • Translate backend strategy into requirements for use with agile programming process and customer testing
  • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact
  • Work closely with engineering, design and partner teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Drive product launches including working with public relations team, executives, and other product management team members
  • Represent the company by visiting customers and suppliers to solicit feedback on company products and services, especially with a view to backend requirements, including foreign (China, EU) markets
  • Test with users and iterate feedback into development process



  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in CS, engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 15+ years experience in software development
  • Track record of success delivering and supporting large, flexible, reliable backend systems
  • Start-up experience, working from first line of code to system production
  • Experience with automotive systems
  • Flexibility with learning new technologies
  • Can be both the big picture person, and the doer (e.g., making PowerPoint slides, etc.)


  • A bias for action
  • Ability to create buy-in with senior executives
  • Desire to ship products and, ‘get hands dirty’ with user testing, feature development and day-to-day product development
  • Start-up experience with limited organizational support for collateral, communications, etc.
  • Desire to learn about new technologies (blockchain, etc.) and implement when possible and support nascent product efforts


  • Creative mindset / High attention to detail
  • Design from scratch
  • Collaboration and Communication skill
  • Ownership

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Share Option Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility
  • A world-class team. Most of our leaders have their own Wikipedia page

EVelozcity Inc. 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.