Karma Automotive

Algorithm Calibration Engineer, Motor Controls

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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 Algorithm Calibration Engineer, Motor Control is responsible for coding and developing all required software to effectively control the electric motor and generator through dedicated power electronics Inverters as commanded by the HCU. This position supports initial motor characterization for feed-forward control strategy, dynamic calibration at component and vehicle-level, diagnostics, ISO26262 functional safety and future AutoSAR requirements. 



  • Responsible for Electric Machine software development supporting subsystem and vehicle-level design requirements.
  • Supports program deliverables - specifically alignment to overall vehicle development schedule.
  • Lead all Electric Machine software development and validation to ensure high-quality component and vehicle-level performance.
  • Effectively manage all software design changes as part of internal customer requirements and baseline release process.
  • Significant laboratory and vehicle-level testing and calibration, with irregular, extended and/or weekend working hours.
  • Effectively directs work of other team members including engineers and technicians.
  • Develop software (C++, Matlab, Simulink) integrating feed-forward control strategy, test results, diagnostics and industry best practices for control system code including redundancy.
  • Lead investigation into internal, assembly and customer quality issues for timely, high-confidence resolution. Support robust problem-solving methodology (8D, Red-X, etc.) to define root cause and develop issue resolution path.
  • Serve as company-wide subject-matter expert (SME) for Controls and Diagnostics for Electric Machines.
  • Support software development within framework of vehicle program functional rollout plan.
  • Develop and synchronize the phased calibration and development plan for the subsystem with program milestones and in conjunction with the vehicle level software release schedule.
  • Support all manufacturing launch activity including Aftersales (diagnostics documentation, service bulletins, etc.).
  • Lead the Problem Resolution and tracking process (JIRA) and provide feedback on status to tracked problems.
  • Work in conjunction with purchasing and supplier development to ensure that only qualified suppliers are selected for current and future programs.


  • BS or MS in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with specialty in Software or Controls.
  • 3-5 years of automotive experience.
  • Demonstrated controls software coding ability in C++, Matlab, and Simulink.
  • Ability to resolve Controls requirements into software efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrated understanding of vehicle development & system integration process.
  • Knowledge of Electric Machine Controls in Electric Vehicles or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).
  • Knowledge of calibration and data acquisition tools, e.g. Vector CANalyzer.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Sense of urgency and strong attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable


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. 



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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