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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.

Software Control Algorithms Manager


Primary focus is ClimateSense Gen1, Gen2 and derived customer applications.  All involve complex real time control systems development using multi ECU controls structures integrated into vehicle systems.   

  • Direct development of control algorithm software (e.g. AI, thermodynamic, thermophysiology) for core and customer ClimateSense projects.
  • Manage ClimateSense software development projects including project timelines, software test and configuration.
  • Total decision owner for Gen1 and Gen2 control algorithm solutions
  • Shared ownership for electrical and software implementation for specific customer projects
  • Shared ownership of system performance goals. Works in partnership with electrical systems, software architect and electronics engineering managers to ensure success of the ClimateSense system.
  • Manage and develop team skills.
  • Ensure collaboration across and within teams.
  • Achieve software controls innovation gate exit criteria.
  • Manage transition of technology to application teams.
  • Manage an annual operating budget for tools, maintenance, and test services of approximately $250,000/year.


  • Master’s Degree in Computer, Software, or Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in automotive control systems development.
  • Experience in technical project leadership.
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable with presenting to high level management.
  • Practical application of advanced optimal control theories.
  • Model based software development.
  • Dynamic system modeling including thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Automotive product development lifecycle experience.
  • Software development lifecycle methodologies including ASPICE and ISO-26262.



  • Experience with product innovation and generation of intellectual property.
  • Advanced degree related to controls, simulation or electrical systems development.

TRAVEL: Occasional travel may be required, <5%.

  • 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.

Custom Field 1:  7264

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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