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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 Engineer



Research, design, and develop embedded software for electronic systems, in conjunction with hardware product development, by performing the following duties:

  • Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Consult with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system.
  • Formulate and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.
  • Develop and direct software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.
  • Consult with customer concerning maintenance of software system.
  • Programming of embedded processors and/or real-time programming.
  • This position has the responsibility and authority for controlling quality as delegated by management.
  • Utilize Gentherm’s software platform architecture and legacy software reuse strategy, to minimize risk and effort and maximize re-use of existing solutions.
  • Ensure that software artifacts are properly developed, tested, documented and reviewed, that decisions, risks, actions and progress are documented, reported to management and comply with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Adhere to software related global engineering processes.
  • Develop software to achieve on time delivery of the product.
  • Maintain software quality through design documentation and code reviews, as well as rigorous unit and regression testing using corporate standard processes and tools.
  • Contribute to software lessons learned for future projects.
  • Develop and maintain software development skillset and personal training plan in alignment with managment.     

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline

2-5 years experience in automotive embedded software development

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to motivate global teams

Good written and oral English and skilled at technical presentations

Proficient in (MISRA 2012 compliant C) development of embedded real time software using automotive standard tools (debuggers, emulators, compilers)

Experience with:

  • Automotive process standards (ASPICE, CMMI, ISO-26262)
  • Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers
  • NXP, Renesas or Microchip families of microcontrollers
  • Requirements decomposition and tracability tools such as DOORS, PTC Integrity etc.
  • Automotive standard tools and processes for Unit (automated), Integration, Regression Test, Coverage, Code Complexity (MCDC) etc.
  • Software version control (e.g. Perforce, Clearcase or similar tools)
  • Vector tools (CANalyzer, CANoe, etc.)
  • Automotive communications protocols (CAN, LIN).  Familiar with conformance test standards for LIN/CAN networks
  • Development of low level drivers, platform code, and porting of software to configure a project would be an advantage
  • Software architecture models (abstraction concepts) is desirable


Good understanding of RTOS such as OSEK and AUTOSAR OS

Familiarity with Model based development (Autocode, Matlab, Simulink) an advantage

Knowledge of AUTOSAR development an advantage

  • 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:  7112

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country:  US
Date:  Aug 23, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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