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.

Senior Software Engineer




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. Software will be the key driver for the transformation of Gentherm as well as for an entire industry. Gentherm is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer in the Advanced Systems Organization based in Northville, MI. This position will be responsible for design, development and verification of microclimate control algorithms using simulation-based techniques, code generation and integration into production intent embedded platforms.



  • Responsible for design and development of embedded software for assigned projects. 
  • Coordinates with program management, hardware, mechanical and manufacturing teams to ensure cross-functional dependencies are captured and implemented.
  • Provide engineering solutions to meet technical objectives and deadlines
  • Must be able to translate customer requirements into functional requirements and develop design documentation and functional specifications.
  • Conduct design and code reviews for responsible projects and participate in design and code reviews for other team members.
  • Work with testing teams to ensure complete requirement coverage and review test results.
  • Provide support for launch activities and team members at manufacturing locations to ensure timely and quality delivery.
  • Adhere to Gentherm APQP and ASPICE requirements.
  • Definition of software tasks and evaluation criteria in accordance with Gentherm’s software platform architecture for re-use.
  • Assists with review of team assignments and work products to ensure correctness and quality.
  • Apply best practice software development process and technical solutions.
  • Ensure on time delivery of the product.
  • Ensure software quality through design documentation, review, and test.
  • Mentor junior team members to develop skills and process adherence.    
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • 10+ years of experience in embedded software development, preferably in an automotive setting.
  • Proficient with (MISRA C) development of embedded real-time software using automotive standard tools (debuggers, emulators, compilers).
  • Experience with automotive process standards (ASPICE, CMMI, ISO-26262).
  • Experience with development and test of embedded software to hardware interfaces at the microcontroller, chipset and PCB level. Able to determine software requirements based on review of PCB layout, and chip set data sheets.
  • Experience with requirements decomposition and traceability using DOORS, PTC Integrity or similar tools.
  • Experience with abstracted software architectures.
  • Experience with development, integration and test of drivers and services in a platform architecture.
  • Experience with Vector tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, etc.)
  • Experience in developing embedded control algorithms using Model-Based Design and MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Familiarity with automotive electronics hardware, software and systems requirements, functional objectives and validation methods and tools
  • Experience with agile tools and methods
  • Experience in problem identification and resolution
  • Strong communication and business relation skills



  • Expert using MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Relevant experience with climate systems calibration, software or controls
  • Experience with automotive process standards (ASPICE, CMMI, ISO-26262)
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence for software planning and task management
  • Experience in use of IBM Rational Tool Set (Jazz, RM, QM)
  • Experience with automotive communications protocols such as CAN, LIN



TRAVEL: Up to 10%, Local / Global



  • 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:  9001
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Sep 16, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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