Senior Manager, Software Engineering - Connected Vehicle, ML, Cloud




Gentherm recently launched WellSense, a software-defined consumer experience product that promotes health and well-being in vehicles.

We are seeking a hands-on software manager to oversee cross-functional engineering talent and bring innovative concepts to market launch. The product includes thermal and pneumatic hardware, software algorithms with cloud connectivity and embedded software components, advanced sensing, and data-driven ML/AI applications.

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  • Develop innovative prototypes towards production-ready HW & SW Platforms.
  • Manage a cross-functional engineering team in building prototypes and mock-ups to test and iterate on product features and functionalities that can be seamlessly integrated into OEM vehicle systems, mobile applications, and the Cloud.
  • Provide technical vision that enables different engineering functions to bring multiple and complex requirements into modern automotive software architecture and solutions.
  • Collaborate with customers, stakeholders, and engineering teams to translate concepts and scientific data into end-to-end product solutions for WellSense.
  • Deliver new and validated SW & HW platforms for customer-awarded programs, including SW architecture and system design.
  • Use AGILE when fitting, conduct stand-ups, remove roadblocks, and assist with project backlog.
  • Align across disciplines to communicate project status on an ongoing basis, execute project timing, and identify any associated risks.
  • Participate in customer strategy meetings, pre-development customer requirements, and customer presentations.
  • Lead important strategic customer advanced development projects with control algorithms and software.




  • 5+ years in a software leadership role.
  • Desire to be hands on technically, in addition to leadership responsibilities.
  • Experience with automotive vehicle systems, mobile applications, machine learning/AI applications, and cloud connectivity. 
  • Experience combining physical and digital assets into modern software automotive solutions.
  • Experience with Software/API integration of network technologies such as CAN, LIN.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mathematics, Physics, Automotive, or related field.
  • Excellent technical project management skills.
  • Responsibility driving systems requirements, functional objectives, and validation methods and tools.
  • Deep understanding of future trends in connected vehicle architecture including current networks and future direction (e.g., domain-based control).
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative and resourceful (e.g., sourcing external partners, and collaborating with customers to solve new problems).
  • Proven experience of bringing innovative ideas into a sellable product
  • Demonstrated rapid prototype approach to new product development.



  • Experience with AGILE-style product development.
  • Successful production launch of ASPICE/ISO26262 project



TRAVEL: Less than 5%



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results



All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.


At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary solutions  that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.



Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  9254
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jul 12, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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