Embedded Engineering Supervisor - Hardware and Control Systems

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Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Embedded Engineering Supervisor – Hardware and Control Systems. 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!




Requisition Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Embedded Engineering Supervisor – Hardware and Control Systems.   The successful candidate will coordinate Embedded Engineering product development across multiple concurrent development programs to meet program schedules.  The ideal candidate will be able to lead engineers to deliver critical program goals across multiple projects and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes. 

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is seeking an experienced candidate to lead a team of embedded hardware engineers in system, controller, and base software development.  The successful candidate must coordinate hardware and base software development and system-level documentation across multiple concurrent development programs to meet program schedules. Experience with automotive or truck embedded hardware development, architecture, and testing is required. Understanding of software and hardware lifecycle and process development is required. Our ideal candidate will be able to lead engineers to deliver critical program goals across multiple projects and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global embedded engineering development processes. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of electronic hardware engineers to translate system and architecture requirements into hardware and base software specifications used on PACCAR medium and heavy duty trucks.
  • Manage hardware team deliverables across multiple projects and programs for all stages of product development (Definition, Concept, Engineering, and Verification/Validation), and adapt job responsibilities within the team to ensure their successful completion.
  • Develop & maintain the design, integration, and build plans for hardware and base software releases, and track execution against them throughout all stages of a program.
  • Lead change management boards and other governance processes to maximize re-use of controllers globally within PACCAR.
  • Support deployment of ISO26262 and ASPiCE disciplines throughout PACCAR and develop processes within the hardware development team to support the wider corporate initiative.
  • Work with counterparts throughout PACCAR to provide a global approach to hardware development and validation and maintain corporate specifications where appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain department and program resource plans and budgets related to the application software team.
  • Provide written and verbal updates to PACCAR senior management on program objectives and department strategic goals, as well as status versus the objectives and goals.
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop engineers that will be responsible for system, hardware, and base software development.



Qualifications & Skills


Experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck design, heavy truck components and systems preferred.  Other qualifications & skills include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, software engineering, or computer science required.
  • 5+ years of design or validation of electronic systems required.
  • Relevant experience in the automotive or trucking industry preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge in the full life-cycle engineering development process for embedded systems preferred. 
  • Prior experience with Agile development practices preferred.
  • ISO26262 and ASPiCE experience preferred.
  • Proficiency using IBM DOORS, Mentor Graphics, and Winchill/Creo design tools preferred.
  • Significant experience with advanced features in Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools preferred.
  • Display effective and professional communication skills (verbal and written) including interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment where multiple active projects require effective coordination of multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Up to 10% travel required (both domestic and international).


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 account (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 Embedded Engineering Supervisor – Hardware and Control Systems is $110,600-$173,000 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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