Karma Automotive

  • Engine Controls Calibration Engineer (Contract)

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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 Engine Controls Calibration Engineer shall be responsible for the appropriate development, calibration, and verification of the engine control system and interfaces to ensure proper integration of the engine into the vehicle.  The primary emphasis of this role shall be test bench and in-vehicle work to develop and verify appropriate system calibration.



    • Develop and validate engine calibration in-car and in the test cell.
    • Characterize engine related sub-systems (e.g., exhaust system, evaporative (EVAP) purge system) to feed into hardware, electrical, and control system development.
    • Develop software requirements necessary to integrate the engine and related sub-systems into the vehicle, including hybrid interface requirements.
    • Develop application-specific diagnostic monitor requirements and aid in calibration and commissioning.
    • Perform necessary testing, development, and validation to integrate the engine into the vehicle.
    • Troubleshoot and track engine controls related issues that arise in development. Derive necessary new requirements and drive the issues to resolution.
    • Perform environmental testing and calibration including hot weather, high altitude, and cold weather development trips.
    • Represent the engine controls team in collaboration with powertrain systems and other relevant engineering teams to develop new strategies.
    • Take part in the definition of engine management system requirements to integrate into Karma-specific architecture and achieve all regulatory requirements.
    • Take part in the development and implementation of system-level requirements with Hybrid Controls, Powertrain Hardware, Thermal, and Powertrain Systems groups.


    • BS. in Engineering (preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, or Control Systems)
    • Hands-on engineer with good problem solving skills.
    • Experience with: ETAS products including INCA; Vector products including CANalyzer and Vector suite software.
    • Ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally with calibration and development engineers, ECM, OBD II, Diagnostics, Powertrain Hardware, Powertrain Systems, Vehicle Integration, and Electrical Engineering Teams.
    • Ability to innovate, create, and deliver on projects (from concept, through testing and development stage, to implementation)
    • Detail-oriented with good organizational skills.
    • Interest in working in an automotive start-up.
    • Desired Qualificatiuons
    • Experience with Matlab, Simulink, and model based programming languages including ASCET.
    • Project calibration engineering experience.
    • Experience with Polarion, JIRA, and SAP.
    • Experience with Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems.
    • Experience with engineering diagnostic tools including DiagRA.
    • Experience working on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) architectures.
    • Background in OBD II and emission development.
    • Experience sourcing and commissioning engineering test equipment (sensors, actuators, data acquisition systems, etc


    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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