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Head of Powertrain & EV Drivetrain Systems

Company: Karma Automotive
Location: irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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 Head of Powertrain & EV Drivetrain Systems is responsible for leading the Design and Engineering of entire Powertrain and EV Drivetrain systems encompassing all phases of product development from architecture to production launch. This position is a rare opportunity to work for an Electrical Vehicle company with exciting technologies (BEV, EREV and Fuel Cell etc.), and great global opportunities with broad responsibility, innovative products, high-visibility and recognitions.


* Responsible for design, development and integration of the powertrain hardware, power electronics, control system and software for Battery Electrical Vehicles (BEV), Extended Range Electrical Vehicle (EREV) and Fuel Cell vehicles. The powertrain systems include Battery packs with BMS, Inverters, DC-DC converters, thermal system, high voltage distribution, charging system, powertrain control system, etc. ICE system is also included for range extender like Engine, induction, exhaust, drivelines, Fuel Systems, Transaxles, etc. * Complete functional requirements and deliverables to meet program attributes, cost and timing objectives: * Support multiple vehicle programs with continuous improvement in efficiency * Meet global regulatory requirements such as emissions, OBD II diagnostics and compliance execution and Interface to government regulatory bodies * Develop a capable and high performing team with technical expertise and winning cultures. Provide strong leadership with Managers, Tech leaders and Engineers. * Strong management skills for resolving business and technical issues. Focus on objectives/deliverables and drive for results. * Foster creativity and develop innovative technologies in powertrain, especially in control system and software areas.


* 15+ years of demonstrated progressive responsibility and direct experience with automotive powertrain engineering including internal combustion engines, electric drive and hybrid control, power electronics, battery pack systems, emissions and regulatory testing. Automotive OEM experience preferred. * Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required - Master's degree highly preferred. * Track record of successful vehicle program development experience, including design, sourcing, verification, and launch of EV, ICE and hybrid propulsion systems. * Hands on, creative mindset with experience in advanced automotive propulsion system development using advanced engineering and R&D methodologies. * Ability to deal effectively with and lead within a fast-paced, dynamic and change-oriented environment. * Deep knowledge and expertise in Powertrain system quality process. * Direct experience on powertrain value chain and cost management * Excellent leadership skills with experience building and leading engineering and business teams that may be in multiple locations (i.e. Ca. and MI). International experience within China preferred. * Ability to partner and work collaboratively in a cross functional team environment. * Undergraduate bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is required with a preference for a graduate degree in the same of related engineering discipline * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable

NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please

Join Karma as we transform transportation and mobility with innovative team work.

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 (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability. Valid driver's license may be required based on essential duties.

Keywords: Karma Automotive, Irvine , Head of Powertrain & EV Drivetrain Systems, Other , irvine, California

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