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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.

Model Based Development - Software Engineer




Gentherm is transforming the future of personalized passenger thermal comfort with the smart, individual climate zone solution named ClimateSense™, tailored to the autonomous, electrified, and ridesharing ecosystem of the future. Software will be the key driver for the transformation of Gentherm as well as for an entire industry. Gentherm is seeking qualified candidates for a Software Engineer in the Advanced Systems Organization based in Northville, MI. This position will be responsible for design, development and verification of microclimate control algorithms using simulation-based techniques, code generation and integration into production intent embedded platforms. All involve complex real time control systems development using multi ECU controls structures integrated into vehicle systems. 



  • Lead and coach software developers, developing Microclimate control algorithms.
  • Demonstrate best-practice software development utilizing model based design (MBD).
  • Work with system team to establish best-in-class software requirements and validation process.
  • Define technical concepts to integrate generated code into production intent embedded platforms.
  • Lead software integration and validation
  • Roll out model-based design principals in additional projects and platforms globally
  • Leverage best-practice software development methodologies and apply continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-regional teams working in an agile development environment





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer, Software, Controls, or Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 years minimum experience in developing embedded control algorithms using Model-Based Design and MATLAB/Simulink/Stateflow
  • Experience with C programming and deploying embedded software on production microcontrollers
  • Familiarity with automotive electronics hardware, software and systems requirements, functional objectives and validation methods and tools
  • Experience with agile tools and methods
  • Experience in problem identification and resolution
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication and business relation skills





  • Advanced degree related to controls, simulation or electrical systems development.
  • Relevant experience with climate systems calibration, software or controls
  • Experience with debuggers, emulators, compilers, static and dynamic test tools
  • Experience with automotive process standards (ASPICE, CMMI, ISO-26262)
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence for software planning
  • Experience in use of IBM Rational Tool Set (Jazz, RM, QM)
  • Experience with Vector tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, etc.)
  • Experience with automotive communications protocols such as CAN, LIN



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.

Job Req ID:  8325

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  May 10, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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