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Powertrain Electronics Engineer in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

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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.  The Powertrain Electronics Engineer is responsible for the powertrain electrical modules for a variety of platforms and will support existing design activities within the Powertrain Electrical team.  The role requires a high level  collaboration with mechanical  and firmware engineers.


  • Collaborate with motor control software engineers to support the inverter control algorithm development;
  • Develop specification for developing inverter power stage, control board and gate driver board thru cascading the requirement from inverter design specification;
  • Develop automation testing setup for module level validation;
  • Performs software development and testing in Hardware-In- the-Loop and supports testing in dyne facilities;
  • Support powertrain team from specification to design, prototype, and investigation on manufacturing of quality issues and development of a high-performance powertrain.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering required.  MS orPhD in Electrical Engineering preferred;
  • 2+ years of directly related Electrical Engineering experience required;
  • Relevant hands-on hardware experience and strong understanding in power converter (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC) design;
  • Familiar with schematic capture and power converter circuit simulation tools such as Matlab/PSIM/Psice;
  • Experience in PCBA layout for impedance minimization, placement strategies for better manufacturability, power/signal  routing and EMC optimization;
  • Experience in data logging with Vector CAN tools;
  • Experience in automation testing equipment with LabView;
  • Experience in embedded software development with TI/Freescale/TriCore/DSP 32-bit processors or FPGA;

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.  Principles Only, Please

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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