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Embedded Software Engineer and Integration Test Architect Job

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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.




  • Contribute to the development of embedded software using C++ and MS Visual Studio or MATLAB/Simulink per design of the software for next generation electronic control units.
  • Contribute to the resolution of defects as assigned.
  • Design and deliver the overall embedded software integration testing methodology used by a team by utilizing broad knowledge and awareness of testing approaches, practices, and techniques.
  • Create test plans against project scope and requirements at the level of integrating embedded software modules from embedded software development environments.  Test plans would include test cases executed by a team of Software Integration Test Engineers.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the testing practice and bring about improvements through insights gained via analysis at all stages of the SDLC/STLC
  • Identify tools and technologies to implement, aligning with what is already used across the broader development function and in-line with the skill-set of the team.
  • Design and develop the test automation framework, harnesses, and code libraries to enable the team to both use and enhance them across successive projects.
  • Responsible for test infrastructure including environments and software and liaising with the embedded software development and hardware integration test teams.
  • Develop scripts, utilities, simulators, data sets, and other programmatic test tools as required for test automation
  • Executes and analyzes automation test results
  • Performs manual testing as needed against defects and feature requirements at the final integration of embedded software modules before delivering for testing software integrated on hardware.
  • May supervise day-to-day work of junior level employees
  • Lead development of procedures and practices that ensure continuous improvement of high quality, reliable software systems.




  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required.
  • 4+ yrs experience leading in the area of software testing.  Experience applied to automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred.
  • Experience in embedded software development with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Kanzi, and IBM Rational Rhapsody is desired.
  • Proficiency working within Test Management (i.e. HP Quality Center, IBM Rational QM), Test Automation (i.e. dSpace environments), Network and Calibration Tools (i.e. Vector CANalyzer/CANoe, ATI Vision), and Requirements Management tool environments is desired.
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with Tableau and data analytics highly desirable.
  • Willing to learn and use new quality processes and techniques for software engineering and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Engineering knowledge of heavy-duty commercial truck systems and regulations preferred.
  • Experience working with software requirements specifications.
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Familiarity with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, flowchart/modeling, presentation, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally in a results-orientated environment.
  • Travel up to 10%, including internationally.


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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