Software Architect - Fuel Cell Integration Job

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Date: Jan 25, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an immediate opening for a Software Architect - Fuel Cell 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 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!


Organization Information

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 Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for a Software Architect focused on Fuel Cell Integration. Successful candidates for this role will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver critical program goals across multiple projects and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain software architectural designs for electronic control units. 
  • Understand, communicate, and enforce software architecture strategy to adhere to corporate design standards.
  • Guide the software development team through high-level decision-making to meet industry standards.
  • Maintain software interface requirements.
  • Drive system-level analysis for software solutions being developed across the organization.
  • Enforce software architecture discipline and principles within the organization.
  • Lead design reviews to ensure industry-leading embedded software development best practices are met with software architecture.
  • Work with vehicle property owners, product developers, and system architects that develop and maintain software requirements for decomposition into software architecture.
  • Contribute to the development of procedures and practices that ensure continuous improvement of high-quality, reliable software systems.


Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required.
  • 3+ years’ experience working as a software architect is required.
  • 5+ years’ experience working on a software development team is required (preferably related to automotive or commercial vehicles). 
  • Familiarity with Automotive SPICE preferred.
  • Proficiency with GIT/Java/C++/Embedded Linux/Python is required.
  • Experience with data structures, POSIX, Unity, and Open GL is a plus.
  • Experience working with AUTOSAR software is a plus.
  • Proficiency using MATLAB/Simulink, Rational Rhapsody, Subversion (SVN), and Requirements Management tools is preferred.
  • Experience creating and maintaining software requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Experience in product development and new product implementation.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • The ability to provide coaching to facilitate the technical growth of junior software engineers is desired.
  • 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.


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 the Software Architect position is $106,300-$166,300 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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