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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 Systems Engineer




Senior Systems Engineer position will be a product technical lead to define system requirements, architecture, and performance.  In your responsibilities as a Systems Engineer, you will play a critical role at the forefront of designing new innovative cabin technologies that will lead Gentherm into the next generation of comfort, wellness, and energy savings in automotive interiors. 



  • Requirement elicitation: Gather vehicle system requirements and review with internal/ external stakeholders. Manage and document all electronics related project requirements.
  • Cascade system level customer requirements into specific system level functional specifications.
  • Develop specifications from system to component and deliver product designs to those specifications.
  • Identify product performance and integration characteristics
  • Create system architecture designs in coordination with the hardware, software, and mechanical design teams.
  • Specify product interface (API) for customer integration
  • Plan/coordinate development sprints according to the Agile methodology to meet milestones.
  • Populate and maintain system level requirements in DOORS.
  • Create and maintain requirements decomposition and traceability between discipline levels.
  • Develop system level integration testing plans, requirements verification and compliance, and supporting artifacts.
  • Communicate customer requirements to Gentherm product team.
  • Prepare technical documentation, reports as needed for communication.
  • Perform/support system integration testing, bench testing, vehicle testing activities when required.



  • Generate System work products to drive deliverables to meet project timing and internal process requirements.
  • Leads system design for advanced engineering projects.
  • Verify product performance meets internal and customer product requirements
  • Coordinates tasks among cross functional teams involving software, electrical / functional system behavior.
  • Define system and component operating requirements and control schemes.
  • Provide a technical interface to the customer.
  • Coordinate with SW lead to commonize software architecture
  • Mentor team members in system design & requirements development.
  • Support planning and execution according to the Agile methodology with project SCRUM teams.
  • Track project workload and report risks / results to management.



  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical, computer, electronics engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years requirements development or systems engineering experience.
  • Experience with requirements and sprint management tools such as DOORS, JAZZ and JIRA.
  • Familiar with automotive electronics hardware, software and systems requirements, functional objectives and validation methods and tools.
  • Basic project management skills, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, and project management.
  • Ability to prepare and present complex written reports and other documents.
  • Experience designing with analog, digital, semiconductors, microprocessors, power supplies, electronics hardware design, and communication circuits is required. 
  • Working knowledge of automotive specifications and requirements for EE and electromechanical systems.
  • Experience in System and Software Architecture
  • Implementation of Automotive bus communication (LIN, CAN)
  • Good communication and customer interface skills
  • Experience with integration testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills



  • Master’s degree
  • 7+ years of working experience in an automotive engineering environment, high volume automotive production applications
  • Experience with model based development (MBD) and analysis tools including Simulink.
  • Experience in using LIN and/or CAN for automotive OEM
  • Experience executing functional safety product design
  • Successful production launch of ASPICE project
  • Familiarity with embedded software design and C code
  • Knowledge of electronics assembly processes and equipment
  • Experience creating DFMEA, WCA, DFM
  • Demonstrated experience in hardware development from concept to series support
  • Experience Confluence
  • Agile Development methodology (SCRUM)



TRAVEL: Travel as necessary to perform position duties with international teams and customers. Travel may vary, but can be up to ~10% travel for periods of 1 to 2 weeks based on project workload.



  • 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:  8462

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jul 25, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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