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Embedded Systems/Software Front-End Developer Job

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76207-2198 Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

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.

PACCAR, Inc. (Peterbilt, Kenworth & DAF)

PACCAR, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of heavy and medium duty trucks through its Peterbilt, Kenwoth and DAF divisions.  Paccar is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to quality includes aerodynamic trucks, advanced embedded control systems, and a range of powertrain technologies that include the MX engine family and natural gas trucks. Central to this dedication is PACCAR’s commitment to advanced embedded systems that deliver industry-leading safety, fuel efficiency, and service.  On highways, construction sites, city streets, and logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living – PACCAR, Inc. delivers performance, reliability and pride.  Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes PACCAR vehicles the leaders of the Industry.


Requisition Summary

This position is available for an experienced engineer to work as a contributor in specifying, designing, and testing embedded systems for our medium/heavy duty vehicles. This staff position is required to define and interpret requirements, design, program, debug, test, and integrate embedded/software systems. The successful candidate will be able to apply principles of solid engineering and good business practices to solve complex systems and technical problems relative to class 5/6/7/8 vehicle (medium/heavy duty trucks) system design and integration. Solid design skills and experience with embedded hardware, software, and system's architecture is required. Understanding of software lifecycle and process development and system testing is required. Our ideal candidate will be able to lead projects and work well within a team structure as a contributor and project lead if needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with technical departments (such as engineering and program management) are required. The hiring level of the position is dependent on your related education and experience.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop UX/UI and embedded software using Kanzi, 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 test.
  • 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 development of procedures and practices that ensure continuous improvement of high quality, reliable software systems.
  • Design and release of embedded systems (electrical, electronic & software) and architecture for heavy commercial truck.
  • Integrate subsystems into vehicle electrical/electronic network architecture.

Job Functions / Responsibilities Continued

  • Develop and document engineering specifications for new vehicle functions.
  • Develop and maintain software based upon engineering specifications
  • Obtain agreement from cross-divisional counterparts on global design direction.
  • Support test organization in identification and resolution of design issues.  Update architectural documents accordingly.
  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, software architect(s), and other engineering design groups. Contribute to development and continuous improvement of procedures and practices that ensure industry-leading, high-quality, reliable electronic systems and architecture.  Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.
  • Keep abreast of emerging industry trends in the field of commercial vehicle E/E systems, network architecture and technology.
  • Occasional travel is required.

Qualifications / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or software engineering and/or computer science required.
  • 2+ years’ development & release of automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools preferred.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
  • Experience in product development and new product implementation.
  • Experience with system level embedded/software prototyping (RCP) and requirements generation is preferred.

Qualifications / Skills Continued

  • UX/UI experience is required (Kanzi, Open GL, Unity, Qt). Experience in both graphical (i.e. Labview, Matlab, Simulink, Logicad) and textual (i.e. C, C++ for embedded systems) software development. Proficiency with GIT/Java /C++/ embedded Linux / Python / is required.  Experience with data structures, POSIX a plus
  • Knowledgeable in the full process life-cycle software engineering development process for embedded systems. Familiarity with the Agile development process.
  • Experience/Knowledge of ISO 26262, ISO 15504 and SPICE compliance preferred.
  • Display effective and professional communication skills (verbal and written) including interpersonal skills.
  • Interact effectively and in a professional manner with all contacts including external and internal customers and with suppliers. Able to work in a team environment.
  • Coordinate multiple concurrent tasks effectively.

Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt?

  • Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Comprehensive Paid Time-Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
  • Global Fortune 500 organization with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.

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, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).


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