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Date: May 6, 2019

Location: Kirkland, WA, 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 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!


Kenworth Truck Company:


Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.


Requisition Summary:


Kenworth is seeking energetic, independent engineers with interest in creating, defining, and verifying vehicle behavior. The Vehicle Integration team is responsible for managing the comprehensive portfolio of integrated technology and software features within the vehicle.  The team provides written and visual communication to the organization describing the intended behavior of the vehicle in order to support software development and verification.  The ideal candidate has excellent communications skills, can bring multiple stake-holders together, and has a passion for understanding how heavy duty trucks are used.


Job Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop and incorporate advanced automotive technologies into PACCAR products.
  • Elicit requirements from customers, sales teams, product planning, government regulations and industry standards to capture customer and business needs.
  • Develop functional requirements for vehicle systems and software features including test requirements.
  • Define the interactions between vehicle functions.
  • Support software integration through V-Model (SPICE) process for product development.
  • Create work plans for upcoming programs by establishing scope, identifying deliverables, and estimating resources.
  • Coordinate vehicle function deliverables with cross-functional teams such as Controls Function Design, Prototyping, E/E Architecture, Technical Requirements Specifications, Hardware Development, Software Development, Software Release, and Programming & Diagnostics.
  • Proactively take initiative, manage multiple tasks, be a strong team player and problem-solver.
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide (Up to 10% travel may be required).


Qualifications & Skills:

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred.
  • Experience with automotive or truck embedded systems and software is preferred •Experience with V-Model (SPICE) software development preferred.
  • Proficient in technical writing.
  • Experience with IBM Rational Doors Next Gen (DNG), IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) preferred.
  • Understanding of design, development, and validation of automotive technologies.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts or data in a simple-yet-accurate manner.
  • Familiarity with agile development. Requires independent judgment and effective decision making skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Engineer, Product Development, Embedded, Testing, Engineering, Research, Technology, Automotive

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