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Control System Architect Job

Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76205-7864

Company: PACCAR

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!

Requisition Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for a Control System Architect.  The successful candidate is responsible for requirements decomposition within a control system to establish the impact and integration of functions on the associated electronic hardware, base software, and application software.  The ideal candidate will be able to lead on specifications that allow engineers to deliver on electronic component subsystem designs to support the control system electrical integration into commercial vehicles and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global embedded functionality and system development growth.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Introduce design decisions regarding controller states, signals, and boundaries at a control system level that will serve as the interface between electrical harnesses, electronic components, vendor base software, and embedded application software.
  • Communicate control system functionality to upstream and downstream stakeholders.
  • Follow project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.
  • Support launch at truck assembly plants as needed and resolve field issues as identified.
  • Ensure industry leading quality and reliability is met, maintained, and exceeded on all components.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers and other professionals to ensure quality commercial vehicle electrical designs.
  • Investigate and resolve warranty issues.
  • Up to 15% travel.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Good planning/tracking skills.
  • Competency with standard business software tools (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues.
  • Commitment to reliability, value, and quality in all aspects of work; desire to join the World’s Best team.
  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation.


Desired Skills / Attributes

  • 3 - 5 years design & release of automotive or commercial vehicle electrical components, including software, wire harnesses, electronic controls, switches, and/or driver input devices.
  • Proficiency using Engineering tools such as Pro-Engineer, Mentor Graphics, Matlab/Simulink, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM DOORS Next Generation, and Application & Product Lifecycle Management tools).
  • SAE J1939 CAN Protocol
  • ISO 17987 LIN Protocol
  • Awareness of commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, on-board diagnostics, and other areas impacting electrical/electronic design, architecture, and vehicle functionality.
  • Knowledge of Design for Six Sigma tools including QFD, FMEA, DVPR, etc.
  • Automotive embedded electronic component R&D.
  • Embedded real-time systems design and implementation.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree required.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (B.O.L.D) and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt?

  • 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.

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