Karma Automotive

PLM Developer

Job ID
FLSA Status


Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 


We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.


The PLM Developer’s role is to support all IT tools and systems used by the engineering community.


** This position works out of our Irvine, CA corporate office. **


  • Maintenance of all engineering systems in production
  • Work with the engineering community to troubleshoot any system or data issue that arises in daily activities
  • Analyze issues to identify data issues, system defects, system enhancement opportunities, and/or end-user training requirements
  • Document, resolve and implement fixes and enhancements per the company approval process
  • Lead engineering system upgrade projects for engineering systems
  • Maintenance and development of interfaces between the engineering systems and the operational systems (MES, ERP, etc.)
  • Support the engineering community in their daily activities. Research, resolve, and respond to highly complex system/process related issues in their area of responsibility and within our suite of hardware/software products.
  • Participate in system emergency or crisis situations to define/implement workaround processes, corrective action, communication, and system clean-up activities.
  • Support on-going business process improvement projects
  • Work with the engineering community to understands the requirements, gaps and opportunities for improvement
  • Participate in and/or drive business systems analysis and process redesign expertise within the business areas, in alignment with the PLM, CAD, and CAE strategy, and meeting security, network, infrastructure/operations, and customer support requirements
  • Customize/configure software to satisfy business requirements and process design
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in system, integration and acceptance test efforts.
  • Develop documentation that effectively feeds training and change management activities
  • Conducts post-installation system review and monitor software and hardware consumption to plan upgrades as required
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of PLM, CAD and CAE products, services, and industry trends to select appropriate technologies to meet business requirements



  • Bachelor degree in software engineering or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with C++, JAVA, SQL and HTML
  • 5+ years’ experience with PLM applications (SmarTeam and 3DEXPERIENCE preferred)
  • 5+ years’ experience with Engineering Tools & Systems areas
  • Proficiency with CAD systems (CATIA V5, CATIA V6 preferred) and Atlassian suite of tools a plus
  • Extensive business and systems analysis skills that support applications development.
  • Extensive experience with product development methodologies and engineering lifecycle activities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate to various internal business partners, levels of management, and external suppliers
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead and promote change in an environment of rapidly changing technologies and business processes.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Proactivity and ability to work with little or no supervision.



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.  Principals Only, Please


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity 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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