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Functional Safety Lead-Autonomous Vehicle Platform Job

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization is seeking highly motivated and experienced Functional Safety Lead Engineer


Requisition Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for a certified Functional Safety Lead focusing on the Autonomous Vehicle Platform. This position requires an experienced professional with deep understanding of the ISO 26262 standard. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver critical program goals across multiple projects and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure the project adherence with respect to ISO26262
  • Create and maintain Safety plan
  • Assist the team to define item definitions and perform Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA)
  • Perform safety analyses: DFMEA, FMEDA, FTA, DFA per ISO 26262 guidelines
  • Define the functional safety concept for the relevant system, hardware, and software according to ISO26262 standards
  • Generate DIA and route for approval
  • Work with the vehicle and system architecture teams to derive functional safety requirements and technical requirements from derived safety goals
  • Support internal and external functional safety compliance efforts required by ISO26262 standard
  • Develop and maintain expertise in automotive best practices for functional safety, Safety of the Intended Function (SOTIF), and safety in use
  • Maintain safety related artifacts/documents and perform review with cross-functional teams
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide.
  • Support functional safety related audits and assessments
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international)



  • BS in Engineering or related field required, MS in Engineering or related field desired
  • Experience in system engineering for control systems/code/architecture on autonomous trucks or passenger vehicles
  • Experience working with ISO 26262 and other international standards.
  • Knowledge of DFMEA, FMEDA, and FTA
  • Understanding of designing, developing, and validating automotive technologies


Additional Valued Attributes

  • Knowledge of applied cryptography for provisioning secure hardware
  • Knowledge of secure development techniques using static and dynamic analysis
  • Familiarity with AGILE software development processes
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas that impact electrical and electronic design, architecture, and functionality
  • Experience with structured product development processes



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.



Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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