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Diagnostic Software Engineer Job

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

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!  


PACCAR Embedded Engineering  

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.   


PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Application Software Engineer. Successful candidates for this role will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, possess the ability to learn quickly and 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.   



  • Develop guided diagnostic procedures within off-board diagnostics tools for heavy-duty commercial vehicle electronics. 

  • Design, document, and implement vehicle diagnostics algorithms, software, and interfaces. 

  • The tool supports fleet, dealership, and factory personnel in diagnostics, parameter setting, and programming. 

  • Software development in a visual logic development environment using Agile methodology. 

  • Support product launch at manufacturing facilities. 

  • Contribute to continuous improvement of procedures and practices for high-quality and reliable diagnostic systems. 

  • Work with manufacturing, service, product development, information technology, suppliers, and product validation to ensure a seamless rollout of user-relevant, timesaving, effective tools. 

  • Collaborate with internationally distributed teams to address global requirements and local content. 


Qualifications & Skills  

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent degree required.     

  • Experience in automotive electronic systems, preferably including extensive on- and off-board diagnostics development. 

  • Experience in diagnostics development. 

  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939, and LIN preferred. 

  • Commercial vehicle background preferred. 

  • Experience with software development will be highly valued. 

  • Candidates must be able to perform in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. 

  • Excellent written and strong verbal communication skills are required. 

  • Experience creating technical documentation, including preparing simplified drawings and diagrams for production and service is highly valued. 

  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally. 

  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally up to 5%  


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?  

  • 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: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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