Karma Automotive

Functional Safety Engineer (ISO-26262)

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Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.


We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.


Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.  The Functional Safety Engineer (Powertrain Systems) is responsible for performing safety activities, according to the request of the Functional Safety Lead Engineer and providing assistance to the program teams in delivering the work products of the safety case in compliance with ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard


  • Development of functional safety technical work products (hazard analysis and risk assessment, item definition, functional safety concept, technical safety requirements, FTA's, FMEA's, and other safety analyses for safety requirements);
  • Documentation of the functional safety work products according to Karma Automotive’s documentation guidelines and processes;
  • Development of test case specifications for safety requirements;
  • Participating in functional safety reviews;
  • Supporting bench/HIL tests and system/vehicle validation of functional safety requirements;
  • Collaboration with the engineers working at the system, hardware and software development level and assisting them to achieve functional safety objectives;
  • Performing other duties as necessary for completion of functional safety developments and achievement of departmental goals.


  • Bachelor’s in Electrical (BSEE) or Mechanical Engineering (BSME).  Master's in Mecanical or Electrical Engineering preferred;
  • 2+ years demonstrated progressive responsibility and hands on experience with Powertrain Safety Systems;
  • Experience in functional safety development with a major OEM on production intent development programs;
  • Solid  knowledge of ISO26262 standards;
  • FMEA and FTA principles and analysis techniques knowledge and experience;
  • Detailed knowledge of hybrid powertrain, energy storage subsystems and controls;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Visio, Word and Excel

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.


NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.



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