EE Systems Architect - Autonomous Vehicle Platform

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Date: Jun 26, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Electrical & Electronics Systems Architect to join the Autonomous Vehicle Platform team. This position will be based in Kirkland, WA. 


Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. 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 powertrains, 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!


Job Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an EE Systems Architecture. 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.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Design electrical and electronic systems and architecture for next-generation heavy-duty commercial trucks.
  • Analyze system needs and requirements and create system architecture designs.
  • Integrate a variety of subsystems into vehicle electrical/electronic network architecture.
  • Collaborate with multiple suppliers to develop, design, and maintain in-vehicle network communications to support vehicle features and functions.
  • Develop and document engineering specifications for new vehicle control functions, including autonomous vehicles.
  • Obtain agreement with cross-divisional counterparts on global design direction.
  • Support test organization in the identification and resolution of design issues. Update architecture documents accordingly.
  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, software architect(s), and other engineering design groups.
  • Lead and participate in scrum teams to develop industry-leading, high-quality, reliable electronic system designs, software, and architecture. Manage engineering and project processes to maintain schedule, budget, and function.
  • Keep current with emerging industry trends in the field of automotive/commercial vehicle E/E systems, network architecture, and technology.
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international).


Required Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
  • 3+ years of design experience in automotive or commercial vehicle electrical systems or industry-related fields.
  • Experience in the design and application of automotive electronic control modules, switches, driver input devices, software, or HMI elements.
  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally.


Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Master’s degree and/or Professional Engineer license.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN. SAE J1939 and LIN.
  • Solid understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools.
  • Knowledge of ISO 26262 and ASPICE practices and procedures.
  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools and Systems Engineering tools desired.
  • Experience using MATLAB/Simulink, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS, or IBM Rational Team Concert is a plus.
  • Engineering knowledge of heavy-duty commercial truck systems and regulations.


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 


As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:  

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match  
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement  
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time  
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education  
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family  
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA)  
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs  
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance  
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more  


Additional Job Board Information 

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the EE Systems Architecture Engineer position is $84,000-$131,700 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above. 

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. 

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