Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious. We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace. Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise.
The Chief Technology Officer is responsible for defining the next generation of automotive technologies for the Company. The CTO leads the Automotive Engineering group consisting of Platform, hereunder, Chassis, Body and Interior. Powertrain, hereunder Battery Development, and Powertrain hardware & Software. Vehicle Integration and Testing, hereunder Vehicle Software Validation & Release, and Virtual Engineering.
The primary focus is on near term programs while concurrently looking at the longer term. The incumbent drives innovation and ensures that leading-edge technologies will be incorporated into Karma Automotive products to achieve optimal profitability and enable Karma Automotive to be a technology leader.
Working collaboratively with the leaders of the Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Vehicle Line and Marketing organizations, the incumbent with his/her team envisions, seeks and evaluates next generation technologies in such functional areas as infotainment, connectivity, EV and PHEV powertrain, body and platform, materials, autonomous vehicle, energy storage, wireless charging, and other key areas and then implements plans to incorporate these advancements into both near-term and longer term, next generation platforms. This position is also responsible for technology advancement through investigation of investment opportunities in early stage companies whose technologies are synergistic with Karma’s current and future business requirements.
The CTO will also be responsible for leading vehicle level system and component homologation and certification activities for all designated markets. Lead achievement of best-in-class vehicle performance, durability and reliability through developing the voice of the customer, benchmarking competitive vehicle, vehicle technical specifications, validation and regulatory requirements that are aligned with strategic vision of the vehicle. Lead vehicle integration processes that ensure timely vehicle development tradeoff decisions that properly balance engineering design feasibility with functional and technical specifications, through design & validation phases, vehicle builds and production resulting.
The Chief Technology Officer may serve as the Company’s representative to industry and academic associations, professional groups, and technical societies.
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.