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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.

Software Architect




The Software Architect will be leading the transition of Gentherm’s strategic Pneumatic Comfort products into using highly scalable software for rapid innovation and easier customer deployment. Ultimately this role will drive synergies between all pneumatic comfort products and play a key role in new business acquisitions.



  • Work directly with Sales and Product Management teams to support RFI and RFQ activities including technical design reviews
  • Design and present the target software architecture for Pneumatic Comfort system utilizing a combination of embedded and model-based design
  • Define the deployment strategy into a distributed ECU vehicle architecture
  • Define software tool chain and process for effective and agile development from controls development to vehicle deployment
  • Lead and coach software developers to align with the defined SW architecture and strategy
  • Lead architecture reviews and technical discussions
  • Assignment of system requirements to subsystems and components
  • Analyze and optimize architectural design based on target
  • Work with systems engineering and application engineering leaders on the overall vehicle system architecture
  • Break down the target state architecture into executables phases and deliver early results in an agile development environment
  • Be the evangelist for state-of-the-art software development



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience as embedded software architect.
  • Expertise in embedded software design and development.
  • Experience with state-of-the-art development methods.
  • Track record of executing an architecture from idea to production.
  • Embedded C/C++ development toolchain
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience in software product strategy and life cycle management
  • Knowledge of software industry “best practices”
  • Agile Development methodology (SCRUM)
  • Implementation of Automotive bus communication (LIN, CAN)
  • Good communication and customer interface skills
  • Setup general rules and guidelines for design and development
  • Experience with in-vehicle control software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills



  • Gitlab CI/CD Dev Environment
  • MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with AUTOSAR architecture and specification
  • Experience developing and debugging in a real-time, embedded environment with a variety of CPU architectures and low-level drivers for microcontroller peripheral interfaces such as SPI, I2C, USB, ADC, I/O
  • Working knowledge of OEM or Tier1 development process
  • Experience with ISO26262 and functional safety implementation
  • Experience with development of thermal systems



TRAVEL: Less than 10%



  • 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:  8730
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jan 23, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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