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Test Engineer - Embedded Software Job

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering Organization has an immediate opening for a Test Engineer Embedded Software Integration to join our team in Kirkland, WA.



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!



Embedded Engineering Organization 

PACCAR EmE 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 Summary

PACCAR’s EmE department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for a Testing Engineer - Embedded Software Engineer and Integration. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our growing Software Quality team!  This individual will work closely with our VECU software application team as they develop next-generation SW functionality to support our upcoming pipeline of products from globally connected trucks to our battery electric offerings.  This person will own software integration testing and validation throughout the development and release cycles, adhering to Automotive SPICE best practices.  This includes ad-hoc, automated, and regression test suites, defining the test strategy and plans for each release cycle as well as defect analysis.  New tools and scripts will need to be developed to help support these activities.



Job Responsibilities 

  • Create, execute, analyze and report results of test cases against requirements at the level of integrating embedded software modules from embedded software development environments
  • Develop scripts, utilities, simulators, data sets, and other programmatic test tools as required for SIL (Software in-the Loop) test automation and enhance them across successive projects
  • Test defects and new features against interim and final releases of embedded software modules before delivery for HIL (Hardware in the Loop) and System Integration testing.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of testing practices and bring about improvements through insights gained by analysis at all stages of the SDLC/STLC.
  • Contribute to the development of procedures and practices that ensure continuous improvement of high-quality, reliable software systems.




  • Required
    • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required.
    • 2+ years of software testing applied to automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background.
    • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python.
    • Working with software requirements specifications.
    • Strong computer skills including project management tools, word processing, flowchart/modeling, presentation, and spreadsheets.
    • Willing to learn and use new quality processes and techniques for software engineering and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
    • Willingness to grow personally and professionally in a results-orientated environment.
  • Preferred
    • Embedded software development using C++, MATLAB Simulink, and IBM Rational Rhapsody
    • Proficiency in working with Test Management (HP Quality Center, IBM ETM), Test Automation (dSpace environments), Network and Calibration Tools (Vector CANalyzer/CANoe, ATI Vision), and Requirements Management (IBM Doors Next Generation) environments.
    • 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.
  • 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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