Karma Automotive

  • Powertrain Systems Engineer- Functional Safety

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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 Powertrain Systems Engineer- Functional Safety is responsible for performing safety activities according to the request of the Functional Safety Lead Engineer and providing assistance to the program teams in delivering the work products of the safety case in compliance with ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard.


    • Development of functional safety technical work products (hazard analysis and risk assessment, item definition, functional safety concept, technical safety requirements, FTA's, FMEA's, and other safety analyses for safety requirements
    • Documentation of the functional safety work products according to Karma Automotive’s documentation guidelines and processes
    • Development of test case specifications for safety requirements
    • Participating in functional safety reviews
    • Supporting bench/HIL tests and system/vehicle validation of functional safety requirements
    • Collaboration with the engineers working at the system, hardware and software development level and assisting them to achieve functional safety objectives
    • Performing other duties as necessary for completion of functional safety developments and achievement of departmental goals



    Character Traits Required for the Success in the job

    • Must be able to accept personal responsibility and accountability for major analytical and documentation assignments
    • Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans
    • Must be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
    • Strong teamwork skills. Able to develop consensus and move the program forward. Develop win-win situations.


    Required Qualifications

    • Undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
    • 2-4 years of demonstrated progressive responsibility and hands on experience with safety systems. Relevant internships/university projects may be counted towards the work experience
    • Good knowledge of safety engineering and the ISO 26262 standard
    • Good knowledge of the FMEA and FTA principles and analysis techniques
    • Hybrid powertrain experience
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Visio, Word and Excel 
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.


    Preferred Qualifications (In addition to required)

    • Masters of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree (or equivalent)
    • Experience in functional safety development with a major OEM on production intent development programs
    • Detailed knowledge of hybrid powertrain, energy storage subsystems and controls


    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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