Lead Software Engineer

Gentex Corp.

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Zeeland, MI

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Advance the automotive market and advance your career at Gentex! Join a collaborative culture devoted to innovation, cooperation, and continuous improvement. Your ideas are not just heard, they are celebrated! Explore Gentex today!


· To develop high-quality product software.


· Execution of full development lifecycle including: Requirements Analysis, Software Architecture, Software Design, Algorithm Design, Unit Test Development, Integration Test Development, Embedded Software Development, Software Verification and Validation.

· Coordinate with Software Project Engineering to meet development milestones and deadlines.

· Interface with Software Test to validate software function and quality.

· Interface with Electrical Development to assure hardware/software integration.

· Coordinate with Electrical Engineering Process Group to adhere to development process requirements.

· Coordinate with Electrical Systems for integration of software to hardware for final product function, validation, and launch to meet requirements.

· Interface with Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics Assembly, Electronics Assembly, Final Assembly, Applied Materials, and Quality departments to support the execution of Electrical Engineering products into applications.

· Participate in Product Launch Teams as required.

· Technical Leadership and Influence in the execution of all primary responsibilities.

· Day-to-day direction and support of software engineers in area of responsibility.

· Career development, compensation planning, and other supervisor functions for software engineers in area of responsibility.


  • Maintain knowledge of company electrical, mechanical, test, and manufacturing practices and engineer consistent with them.
  • Avoid company politics and promote cooperation and consensus teamwork for the common good of all employees across all departments.
  • Assist in the recruiting and screening of candidates, as required.
  • Active involvement process improvement and software compliance activities.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as required.
  • Complying with all Company policies and procedures, safety regulations, company safety policies and safely perform all duties, including but not limited to, promoting a safe workplace.
  • Maintaining high level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality with respect to company matters.


  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.
  • Technical experience in software development.
  • Detailed, ongoing, current knowledge of electronics components and systems.
  • High proficiency in C, C++ languages, assembly languages, and real time operating systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of embedded systems.
  • Broad technical skills and exemplary technical dependability in all product phases.


  • This person must maintain a high level of company loyalty, confidentiality, honesty, and integrity.
  •  Requires a person who is highly self motivated and demonstrates good interpersonal skills.
  • Mastery of written and spoken communication.
  • High degree of initiative and ownership mentality.
  • Self-confidence to dive into completely unfamiliar technical topics.
  •  Dedication to Innovation.
  • Demonstrated high level of dedication to excellence in Quality and Process Improvement.
  • Fosters loyalty and effective execution through unpretentious leadership.


  • This position reports to the Engineering Manager - Software Development and/or Engineering Director - Software Development.

Gentex is an equal opportunity employer

Gentex extends equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees regardless of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), disability, marital status, military service, height, weight, genetic information, or any other reason protected by law.


Gentex is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Gentex will not discriminate against any qualified individual who can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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