Karma Automotive

Electronics Hardware Engineer

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Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Although we are best known as a creator of soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Every Revero is designed at our Headquarters in Irvine and created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, CA.


The primary role of the Electronics Hardware Engineer is to lead the development of new hardware products, roadmaps and applications for the automotive industry. This is a highly visible role in a dynamic and collaborative engineering team. The position reports to the Principal Hardware Engineer of Infotainment Systems and Connected Car.  


  • Design, develop and test hardware systems, components and testers
  • Responsible for test and validation of components and systems.
  • Create and review product requirements, develop specifications and information releases with technical accuracy
  • Design and develop BSP, drivers and execute board bring up
  • Schematic development and design reviews.
  • PCBA layout and design reviews.
  • Design and develop PCBA test software to validate PCBA manufacturing
  • Electronic hardware and low-level software root cause analysis, debug and problem resolution
  • Conduct analysis to determine root cause in hardware problem resolution
  • Work closely with suppliers to realize the design and requirements
  • Assess and validate supplier designs, development and test processes
  • Participate in all phases of product life cycle management
  • Active driver of R & D activities associated with new technologies and application to Karma’s product line.  Drive proofs of concept to validate design and theories.
  • Provide innovative ideas and create opportunities for Karma’s intellectual property portfolio.
  • Active participation in process and product improvement.
  • Contribute to technical solutions from design through release including design review, test, peer review, and documentation.
  • Set and maintain high standards of hardware quality by following industry best practices.
  • Review and improve on existing systems, making use of new technologies and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with internal cross functional teams, end users, and third-party contacts to design, develop, document and maintain software deliverables for various projects
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with technical, testing and hardware team members across the technology organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent, Master’s Degree or higher preferred
  • Primary experience developing electronic hardware and systems
  • Experience with hardware design, layout, development and board bring up
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced, team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices for hardware development
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable



  • Automotive electronics development experience.
  • Circuit design, simulation and analysis

NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please


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 may be available.


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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