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Director, HV Battery in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
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  • Experience:
    At least 12 year(s)
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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 

We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.

If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.

  • With the recently approved direction to design, engineer and manufacture in-house battery packs, the decision was made to spin out the existing battery function into a new org which directly reports to VP Powertrain and EV Drive Systems.
  • The Director of HV Battery will focus on leading a team of engineers and scientists in order to execute current and future HV battery pack programs.


  • Be a key leader both internally and externally on all Karma HV Battery Pack Programs – both current and future programs.
  • Key interface with suppliers for current and future programs to ensure timing, performance and quality are met to guarantee 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Lead and grow an internal team on HV Battery Pack Engineering – talent development, recruiting and retention.
  • Special technical emphasis in these core areas:
      • Battery Management Software
      • Mechanical & Thermal Design and Test
      • Battery Pack Integration
      • Battery Pack Test and Validation
      • Support to Line-side Assembly


  • BS or MS in Engineering or Related Fields (Graduate degrees preferred)
  • 12+ years’ experience with High Voltage Battery Systems and Li-ion Batteries.
  • Experience with HV Battery Pack for automotive applications.
  • Knowledge of electric and hybrid vehicle control systems.
  • Background in automotive component and system test engineering.
  • Proven track record leading and developing large, diverse groups of engineers and scientists.
  • Proven track record working with suppliers.

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action 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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