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Algorithm Design Engineer (Motor Controls) in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 5/12/2018

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Job Description

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  Algorithm Development Engineer   (Motor Controls) is responsible for the product development of traction motor and generator for several platforms, supporting existing design activities and possessing a good understanding of traction motor and generator control algorithm and calibration.


  • Develop motor controls for high voltage electric motors;
  • Perform extensive motor characterization based on maximum torque per ampere and maximum torque per volt, while meeting torque accuracy requirement and enhancing system efficiency over the entire operating regions;
  • Optimize motor control performance by ensuring excellent control stability in current close loop control regulation and speed close loop control;
  • Develops and releases motor control software for interior permanent magnet machines;
  • Performs simulation of software operation in Software-In-the-Loop;
  • Performs software development and testing in Hardware-In-the-Loop and supports testing in dyne facilities;
  • Work as part of the powertrain team on investigation of quality issues and development of a high-performance powertrain for different vehicle programs.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering preferred;
  • 3+ years engineering experience required;
  • Strong teamwork  and analytical skills;
  • Industry experience in embedded software development;
  • Experience with embedded compiler and debugging tools, software and code maintenance;
  • Experience with TI/Freescale/TriCore/DSP 32-bit processors.

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 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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