Karma Automotive

  • HIL Systems Engineer

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  • Overview

    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.


    Responsible for developing Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) systems including HIL system architecture, plant models, control and data acquisition hardware / software, testing / validation and overall integration of HIL environment for networked Electronic Control Modules (ECM).


    • Works with his / her supervisors and directors.
    • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans.
    • Manages, directs, and leads the problem resolution and tracking process and provides feedback on status to tracked problems.
    • Communicates directly with his direct management and cross-functional leaders as required.
    • Demonstrates strong teamwork skills by developing consensus and win-win situations.
    • Evaluates and recommends options consistent with industry best practices.
    • Interfaces with Design Release Engineers and Suppliers to gather information pertinent to ECU interface requirements (ie., ECU & Sub-system Functional Description, wiring and block diagrams, and i/o pin outs).
    • Reviews functional requirements and state diagrams to develop test plans and procedures.
    • Creates test cases from module test plans.
    • Develops and parameterizes physics based plant models using Matlab/Simulink/ Stateflow/S-Functions.


    • Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent degree) in Electrical / Computer / Mechanical / Systems Engineering, or a related field of study
    • 5 or more years of relevant HIL experience for automotive applications
    • Expertise in various HIL-related programming languages (MATLAB/SIMULINK, Python, C/C++)
    • Experience in plant modelling complex systems (such as vehicle dynamics, powertrain, electric machines, advanced driver assistance systems)
    • Experience in dSPACE HIL environment (SCALEXIO, ConfigurationDesk, ControlDesk, AutomationDesk)
    • Expertise in automotive communication busses (such as CAN, LIN, Ethernet)
    • Experience in Diagnostics and protocols (OBD2 and UDS)
    • Experience in automotive development tools such as CANoe/CANape/CANalyzer, INCA
    • Solid foundation in software validation techniques



    Karma Automotive is an equal employment opportunity 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 and Technology Group 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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