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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 Software Controls Engineer




The Senior Controls Engineer will lead all aspects of model-based controls software development for one or more ClimateSense™ products. This person will be the key technical interface for project stakeholders, responsible for design, development and verification of the complete vehicle climate system control software. The selected candidate will also manage customer projects and lead algorithm innovation.



  • Design and development of embedded model-based controls software. 
  • Problem identification and resolution.
  • Definition, tracking, reporting, execution of detailed software development plans.
  • Invention of new controls solutions.
  • Technical interface to key project stakeholders including customer engineering, program management, hardware, mechanical, electrical and manufacturing teams.
  • 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.





  • Master’s degree in Embedded Systems, Controls, Software, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • 5 years’ experience in the development of embedded real time software.
  • Demonstrated success in the development of automotive systems.
  • 2 years’ experience in model-based software development using Simulink.
  • Strong communication skills.




  • Experience with control system development including closed loop tuning.
  • Lead role in new product development, vehicle integration or systems development.
  • Experience with development of physical plant models.
  • Experience with simulation of HVAC or thermal systems using GT Power, SimScape.
  • Relevant experience with climate systems calibration, software or controls.
  • Use of Rapid prototype software development tool chains and build tools.
  • Design/development of automotive electronics.
  • Experience with development of MISRA C embedded real-time software.
  • Experience with debuggers, emulators, compilers, static and dynamic test tools.
  • Experience with automotive process standards (ASPICE, CMMI, ISO-26262).
  • Experience with requirements decomposition and traceability using DOORS.
  • Experience with Vector tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, etc.).
  • Experience with automotive communications protocols (CAN, LIN). 
  • Familiar with conformance test standards for LIN/CAN networks.
  • Experienced with abstracted software architectures.



TRAVEL: 5% local travel



  • 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:  7471

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Feb 21, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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