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Northville, MI 48167

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Join a Global Leader and help develop next gen “brain of interior vehicle systems”

Lead Senior Systems Engineer


Systems engineering position will be a technical lead to develop system requirements and architecture for our advanced engineering team. In your responsibilities as a Systems Engineer, you will play a critical role at the forefront of designing new innovative microclimate technology devices that will lead Gentherm’s comfort solutions into the next generation of automotive interiors.


  • Requirement elicitation: Gather vehicle system requirements and review with internal/ external stakeholders. Manage and document all electronics related project requirements.
  • Cascade system level customer requirements into specific system level functional specifications.
  • Develop specifications from system to component and deliver product designs to those specifications.
  • Create system architecture designs in coordination with the hardware, software and mechanical design teams.
  • Plan/coordinate development sprints according to the Agile methodology to meet milestones.
  • Populate and maintain system level requirements in DOORS.
  • Create and maintain requirements decomposition and traceability between discipline levels.
  • Develop system level integration testing plans, requirements verification and compliance, and supporting artifacts.
  • Communicate customer requirements to Gentherm product team.
  • Prepare technical documentation, reports as needed for communication.
  • Perform/support system integration testing, bench testing, vehicle testing activities when required.
  • Generate System work products to drive deliverables to meet project timing and internal process requirements.
  • Leads system design for advanced engineering projects.
  • Coordinates tasks among cross functional teams involving software, electrical / functional system behavior.
  • Define system and component operating requirements and control schemes.
  • Provide a technical interface to the customer.
  • Coordinate with SW lead to commonize software architecture
  • Mentor team members in system design & requirements development.
  • Support planning and execution according to the Agile methodology with project SCRUM teams.
  • Track project workload and report risks / results to management.


  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical, computer, electronics engineering or similar field of study
  • 5+ years requirements development or systems engineering experience.
  • Experience with requirements and sprint management tools such as DOORS, JAZZ and JIRA.
  • Familiar with automotive electronics hardware, software and systems requirements, functional objectives and validation methods and tools.
  • Basic project management skills, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, and project management.
  • Ability to prepare and present complex written reports and other documents.
  • Experience designing with analog, digital, semiconductors, microprocessors, power supplies, electronics hardware design, and communication circuits is required.
  • Working knowledge of automotive specifications and requirements for EE and electromechanical systems.
  • Experience in System and Software Architecture
  • Implementation of Automotive bus communication (LIN, CAN)
  • Good communication and customer interface skills
  • Experience with integration testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Master’s degree
  • 7+ years of working experience in an automotive engineering environment, high volume automotive production applications
  • Experience with model-based development (MBD) and analysis tools including Simulink.
  • Experience in using LIN and/or CAN for automotive OEM
  • Experience executing functional safety product design
  • Successful production launch of ASPICE project
  • Familiarity with embedded software design and C code
  • Knowledge of electronics assembly processes and equipment
  • Experience creating DFMEA, WCA, DFM
  • Demonstrated experience in hardware development from concept to series support
  • Experience Confluence
  • Agile Development methodology (SCRUM)

TRAVEL: Travel as necessary to perform position duties with international teams and customers. Travel may vary, but can be up to ~10% travel for periods of 1 to 2 weeks based on project workload.