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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 leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal 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.

Senior Sensor Technical Leader




Gentherm is transforming the future of personalized passenger thermal comfort with the smart, individual climate zone solution named ClimateSense™, tailored to the autonomous, electrified and ridesharing ecosystem of the future.  Furthermore, Health and Wellness is also a key topic to be further defined via several swim lanes to personalize the thermal comfort.  In addition, ADAS implications are propelling our core products into an age of which innovational sensing capability is needed.  Sensors will be one of the key drivers for the transformation of Gentherm as well as for an entire industry. Gentherm is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Sensor Technical Leader in the Advanced Systems and Thermal Technology Organization based in Northville, MI. This position will be responsible for organic/inorganic design, development, verification, and proliferation of sensing technology within the Gentherm development products and systems.



  • Keep overview and track of all sensor related R&D programs/projects (using agile tools).
  • Build and maintain sensor knowledge base.
  • Provide overview of sensor road map to management and the organization.
  • Globally lead sensor R&D projects by identifying R&D need and harmonizing with the strategic product fit.
  • Identify potential suppliers and technical partners to advance the sensor application portfolio.
  • Technical partnership development and supporting the execution of Gentherm’s technology roadmap.
  • Collaborate with strategic and/or category buyers internally to define sensor requirements and attributes.  
  • Strongly collaborate and communication cross functionally with all engineering disciplines to ensure proper alignment and integration of the technology.  
  • Define/refine test standards.
  • Identify future capability needs (hardware, software, simulation).
  • Conduct feasibility studies, evaluate/assess technology fit according to requirements.
  • Support organization (development, lab, quality) on demand with suggestions on sensor use/application.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, or comparable discipline.
  • Knowledge of sensors, electronics, and the respective software.
  • Advanced experience in usage and integration of sensors in automotive and medical applications.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams



  • Master’s degree in Engineering.
  • Knowledge and usage of AGILE principles and tools (JIRA/Confluence).
  • Thermal Management experience.




LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Shall create the organization, hire, manage, and lead a team of 6 people, to start.



  • 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.

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:  8021

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  May 10, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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