Karma Automotive

  • Director, Powertrain Software

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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.



    • 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.
    • If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.
    • With the continued electrification of vehicles, Powertrain Software development is a core Karma technology enabling next generation vehicles to exceed customer expectations.
    • The Director, Powertrain Software will focus on leading a team of engineers and scientists in order to execute current and future Powertrain Software development.


    • Be a key leader both internally and externally on all Karma Powertrain Software activities – both current and future programs.
    • Key interface with suppliers and regulatory agencies (EPA/CARB) for current and future programs to ensure timing, performance and quality are met to guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.
    • Lead and grow an internal team on Powertrain Software – talent development, recruiting and retention.
    • Special technical emphasis in these core areas:
    • Direct Software Requirements from Powertrain System requirements
    • Hybrid Control Unit (HCU) – overall powertrain system architecture
    • OBD (On-board diagnostics) of the vehicle powertrain
    • Engine Control Management (ECM) of existing and future engines in Karma’s EVs with extended range
    • e-Motor and Inverter Control Software and Algorithms


    • BS or MS in Engineering or Related Fields (Graduate degrees preferred)
    • 12+ years’ experience with Powertrain Software Development.
    • Experience with Powertrain Software for automotive applications.
    • Knowledge of electric and hybrid vehicle control systems.
    • Background in automotive component and system test engineering.
    • Proven track record leading and developing large, diverse groups of engineers and scientists.
    • Proven track record working with suppliers
    • Proven track record with regulatory agencies


    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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