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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 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 Systems Engineer




Senior Systems Engineer position will lead product development to define thermal performance, architecture, and characterize system response for the advanced engineering team.  As part of your responsibilities, you will play a critical role at the forefront of developing estimation and control algorithms for thermal devices using new innovative cabin technologies that will lead Gentherm to deliver the best-in-class user experience.  



  • Work collaboratively with mechanical, electrical, and software engineers to define control system capabilities and establish requirements
  • Strong fundamentals of heat-transfer and thermodynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally, work hands-on, and execute on open-ended projects in a fast-paced, resource-constrained environment
  • Electronics product and feature development experience
  • Comfortable working in vehicle and/or bench test environment
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Provide a technical interface to the customer.
  • Coordinate with SW lead to create a common software architecture
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of heat transfer principles, thermodynamics and/or thermophysiology
  • History analyzing and parsing data to develop technical insights and make decisions
  • Experience implementing closed loop control models
  • Self-starter with ability to make decisions and collaborate with cross-functional teams in a fast paced environment
  • 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. 
  • Experience in System and Software Architecture
  • Implementation of Automotive bus communication (LIN, CAN)



  • 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
  • Test setup, data logging, charting, analysis using Vector CANalyzer tools
  • Familiarity with embedded software design and C code
  • Knowledge of electronics assembly processes and equipment
  • Experience with Python or similar automated data processing script language
  • 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. #LI-ML1

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:  8708
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Mar 2, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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