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Electronic Systems and Architecture Engineer Job

Date: Oct 21, 2020

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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, advanced embedded control systems, and a range of powertrain technologies that include the MX engine family and compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks. Central to this dedication is Kenworth’s commitment to advanced embedded systems that deliver industry-leading safety, fuel efficiency, and service.  Kenworth was the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products, and continues to be an industry leader in meeting the most stringent emissions standards.


Job Role

  • Design and release of electrical and electronic systems and architecture for heavy commercial trucks.
  • Integrate subsystems into vehicle electrical/electronic network architecture.
  • Develop and document engineering specifications for new vehicle control functions.
  • Obtain agreement with cross-divisional counterparts on global design direction.
  • Support test organization in identification and resolution of design issues.  Update architectural 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 systems, software and architecture.  Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.
  • 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).



  • BSEE or equivalent degree required.
  • Master’s degree and PE license preferred.
  • 4+ years of design experience in automotive or commercial vehicle electrical systems or industry-related field preferred.
  • Experience in design and application of automotive electronic control modules, switches, driver input devices, software, or HMI elements.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN.  SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools preferred.
  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools and Systems Engineering tools desired. Experience using Matlab/Simulink, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Team Concert, Sparx Enterprise Architect, and/or HP Quality Center is a plus.
  • Engineering knowledge of heavy duty commercial truck systems and regulations preferred.
  • Experience in product development and new product implementation.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, and be results oriented.Responsibilities


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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