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Application Software Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Job

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Bellevue, WA, US, 98004 Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering Organization has an immediate opening for an Application Software Engineer to join our Autonomous Vehicle Program in Kirkland, WA, or Lewisville, TX.



Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.


Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!



Organization Information

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.



Job Summary

PACCAR’s EmE department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Application Software Engineer in the Autonomous Vehicle Program team. This team is seeking to develop multiple new features to support the creation of a safe and reliable autonomous enabled truck.  Successful candidates for this role will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, possess the ability to learn quickly and strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver critical program goals across multiple functionalities and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes.



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop embedded software using C++ and MS Visual Studio per design of the software for next-generation electronic control units.
  • Manage the source control and controlled release of software models to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality for projects.
  • Participate in the planning and tracking of validation and usability studies of vehicle software module functionality.
  • Test and implement software modifications to repair defects discovered during validation and testing.
  • Lead reviews to ensure industry-leading embedded software development best practices are met with software models and modules.
  • Work with vehicle property owners, product developers, system architects, and software architects to develop and maintain software-level technical requirements specifications.
  • Contribute to the development of procedures and practices that ensure continuous improvement of high-quality, reliable software systems.
  • Support impact analysis of new autonomous support features.



Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  • 1-2  yrs development & release of automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred.
  • Proficiency with GIT/Java /C++/ embedded Linux / Python / is required. Kanzi's UX/UI experience is desirable. 
  • Experience with data structures, POSIX, Unity, and Open GL is a plu
  • Proficiency using MATLAB/Simulink, logi.CAD, Rational Rhapsody, Subversion (SVN), and Requirements Management tools are desired.
  • Engineering knowledge of heavy-duty commercial truck systems and regulations, and ISO 26262 standard preferred.
  • Experience creating documentation including software requirements specifications, and engineering change notices.
  • Solid understanding of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques.
  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Experience in product development and new product implementation.
  • Familiarity with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, flowchart/modeling, presentation, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally in a team results-orientated environment.
  • Travel up to 10%, including internationally.



Why work for PACCAR?

  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.



Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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