Karma Automotive

  • Engineer & Calibration Associate

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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.


    The Powertrain Calibration Associate is responsible for assisting the Engine Controls, OBD, and Emission Compliance teams with tasks related to system development and testing


    • Perform engine testing and aid in calibration in-vehicle and on the genset dyno.
    • Execute software release testing for the Engine Control Module (ECM) and record test results in Polarion.
    • Document issues discovered during testing and development in JIRA and work with the relevant ECM or OBD team members to see the issue through resolution.
    • Execute and document Production Vehicle Evaluation (PVE) (j)(1) and (j)(2) tests.
    • Aid in development, execution, and documentation of OBD system validation test plan.
    • Support emission testing and documentation activities.
    • Support development and testing of ECM service procedures implemented in Karma’s service tool (KarmaSync) and manufacturing tool (MFT).
    • Create purchase requisitions and track through receipt of purchase order for procurement of necessary test equipment and development hardware.


    • Undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Interest in hybrid powertrain systems
    • Familiarity with electric and hybrid powertrain control systems.
    • Familiarity with internal combustion engine hardware, calibration, and control.
    • Hands-on work experience with good problem solving skills.
    • Ability to collaborate and work cross-functionally with calibration and development engineers, ECM team, HCU team, OBD team, Powertrain Systems team, Software Quality team, and Vehicle Integration team).
    • Interest in working in an automotive start-up.
    • Detail-oriented with good organizational skills
    • Ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans.
    • Strong teamwork skills. Able to develop consensus and move the program forward. Develop win-win situations.

    Desired Qualifications (In addition to required)

    • Experience working with ETAS hardware and software including INCA; CANalyzer and Vector Suite software/hardware; DiagRA.
    • Experience working in automotive engineering start-up environment.
    • Working knowledge of PHEV / EV powertrain architecture
    • Working knowledge of vehicle communication protocols (CAN, LIN) and diagnostic protocols (J1979, UDS).
    • Experience performing in-vehicle testing utilizing break-out-boxes or other fault insertion methods.
    • Experience with SAP, JIRA, and Polarion.



    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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