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 market leader of innovative thermal management and pneumatic comfort technologies for the automotive industry we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary 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 Resident 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 is the key driver for the transformation of Gentherm as well as for an entire industry. This position will be responsible for design, development and verification of microclimate functionality. This position plays a critical role in bringing innovative solutions and cabin technologies to market that will change the automotive comfort industry. 



  • Establish a good working relationship with customer and manage expectations.
  • Assist engineering and product teams in defining product specifications and software architecture.
  • Test new designs, features, and functionality in a pre-production environment.
  • Support the design and test of software demonstrating industry best-practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-regional teams working in an agile development environment.
  • Work with systems team to establish best-in-class software and test requirements.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 1 year of experience in software development (C/C++)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) 
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to be a self-starter and solution oriented.




  • Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent
  • 4 years of experience in embedded software development
  • Knowledge of vehicle communication protocols: CAN, LIN, Ethernet
  • Knowledge of Python or another scripting language
  • Working knowledge of modeling tools such as Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience with embedded development kits.
  • Experience working in distributed repositories and managing merge/pull requests in GitHub/GitLab
  • History analyzing and parsing data to develop technical insights and make decisions
  • Basic project management skills, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, prioritizing
  • Ability to prepare and present technical written reports and other documents to peers and management






  • 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:  9215
Country/Region:  US
Published:  Jan 31, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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