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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 I




The Advanced Engineering Group of Gentherm is looking for a Software Engineer - Java. The software engineer will be directly involved in research and development of the next generation human-centric, seat-based, thermal comfort delivery systems. This role is instrumental in vehicle integrations of software algorithms through cloud connectivity and embedded software pieces and requires excellent communication with advanced software engineering and thermal-physiology teams. The software engineer is further expected to be at the forefront of the development of real time thermal comfort analysis and progressively integrate biometric sensor feedback as probes to driver and occupant holistic view of comfort and wellness. This is a highly interdisciplinary project that requires from the successful candidate to demonstrate aptitude in acquiring and assimilating domain knowledge from diverse scientific and engineering areas. 



  • Design, develop, integrate, and test software in C, Python, and Javascript demonstrating industry best-practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-regional teams working in an agile development environment.
  • Assist engineering and product teams in defining product specifications.
  • Work with system team to establish best-in-class software and test requirements.
  • Follow software development process to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Develop test cases and automated testing based on defined software requirements and design.
  • Perform white box and black box testing including writing test plans.





  • BSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Experience with programming languages: C/C++, Java, Javascript, Node.JS, Python
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) 
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to be a self-starter and solution oriented.




  • 2 years of experience in the software industry
  • Knowledge of AUTOSAR, ASAM standards
  • Knowledge of vehicle communication protocols: CAN, LIN
  • Knowledge of IoT communication protocols, such as MQTT/LoRa/eSIM
  • Working knowledge of modeling tools such as Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience with Raspberry Pi or similar development kits.






  • 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:  8324

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jun 21, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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