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Date: Jun 18, 2018

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US

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!


PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center
The new PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center, located in Sunnyvale California, will focus on identifying and advancing emerging technology research and development for all of PACCAR’s businesses. 

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center is looking for an ambitious and self-directed Evaluation & Validation Lead Engineer! If you have a proven track record of excellence, we are looking for you!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Formulate comprehensive strategy for initial evaluation of autonomous systems and components
  • Develop functional tests to ensure functional coverage-driven verification
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities in component and system technologies
  • Conduct vehicle level testing of new advanced autonomous functionality
  • Evaluate vehicle level performance data
  • Select and implement a system to store, organize and track test cases
  • Understand system requirements and write tests to confirm that requirements are fully met or exceeded
  • Perform HIL (Hardware-In-the Loop), MIL (Model-in-the-Loop) & SIL (Software-in-the-Loop) test activities
  • Collaborate with the larger team of AD engineers, gaining exposure to multiple engineering disciplines and working across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Participates in hardware design reviews and helps outline the overall verification strategy
  • Work with Simulation and Software teams to recreate or simulate vehicle issues
  • Understand and evolve system requirements, hardware component specifications and validation methods for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving
  • Keep abreast of emerging industry trends in the field of commercial vehicle embedded software development and technology



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Automation or other relevant fields.
  • 5+ years of experience in complex system engineering
  • Experience in evaluating and validating future products
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Developer, Embedded, R&D Engineer, Testing, Technology, Research, Engineering

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