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Powertrain Systems Engineer- Functional Safety Lead
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Karma Automotive | Irvine, CA
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Job Description


Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious. We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace. Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise.

The Powertrain Systems Engineer- Functional Safety Lead is responsible for planning and leading functional safety activities in compliance with ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard.


* Lead the development of functional safety technical work products (hazard analysis and risk assessment, item definition, functional safety concept, technical safety requirements, FTA's, FMEA's, and other safety analyses for safety requirements)
* Develop processes and standards within Karma Automotive to ensure compliance with the ISO 26262 standard and promote a safety culture at Karma Automotive
* Act as functional safety manager of development programs
* Manage and review the functional safety work products according to Karma Automotive's documentation guidelines and processes
* Develop test case specifications for safety requirements
* Lead functional safety reviews
* Support bench/HIL tests and system/vehicle validation of functional safety requirements
* Coordinate engineers working at the system, hardware and software development level within Karma Automotive and suppliers to achieve functional safety objectives
* Perform other duties as necessary for completion of functional safety developments and achievement of departmental goals


Character Traits Required for the Success in the job

* Must be able to accept personal responsibility and accountability for major analytical and documentation assignments
* Must display ability to identify problems, recommend solutions, and negotiate and execute contingency plans
* Must be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
* Strong teamwork skills. Able to develop consensus and move the program forward. Develop win-win situations.

Required Qualifications

* Undergraduate bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
* 5-10 years of demonstrated progressive responsibility and hands on experience with safety systems and hardware/software development
* Good knowledge of safety engineering and the ISO 26262 standard
* Good knowledge of the FMEA and FTA principles and analysis techniques
* Hybrid powertrain experience
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Visio, Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications (In addition to required)

* Masters / PhD of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree (or equivalent)
* Experience in functional safety development with a major OEM on production intent development programs
* Detailed knowledge of hybrid powertrain, energy storage subsystems and controls
* 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. Relocation assistance may be available.

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.