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Embedded Systems/Application Software Developer Job

Date: Nov 27, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an opening for an Embedded Systems/Application Software Developer who has interest in working on next generation industry-leading trucks to join our company 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!




PACCAR Embedded Engineering


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.




Requisition Summary



PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Embedded Systems/Application Software Developer. Primary responsibilities will include definition and interpretation of requirements, design, program, debug, test, and integrate embedded/software systems. It this role successful candidate will be able to apply principles of solid engineering and good business practices to solve complex systems and technical problems relative to class 5/6/7/8 vehicle (medium/heavy duty trucks) system design and integration. He/she will be managing embedded software deliverables and coordinating with stakeholders to ensure successful vehicle software launch in PACCAR manufacturing plants and field. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination.



Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Develop embedded software models using MATLAB/Simulink/State flow per design of the software for next-generation electronic control units.
  • Manage the source control and controlled release of software models to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality for projects.
  • Participate in the planning and tracking of validation and usability studies of vehicle software module functionality.
  • Test and implement software modifications to repair defects discovered during validation and testing.
  • Lead reviews to ensure industry-leading embedded software development best practices are met with software models and modules.
  • Work with vehicle property owners, product developers, system architects, and software architects to develop and maintain software-level technical requirements specifications.
  • Design and release of embedded systems (electrical, electronic & software) and architecture for heavy commercial trucks.
  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, software architect(s), and other engineering design groups. Contributes to the development and continuous improvement of procedures and practices that ensure industry-leading, high-quality, reliable electronic systems and architecture. 
  • Travel up to 10%, including internationally 



Required Qualifications/ Skills


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Computer Science or equivalent required.
  • Proficiency using MATLAB/Simulink, logi.CAD, Rational Rhapsody, Subversion (SVN), GIT, AZURE, and Requirements Management tools are required.


Desired Qualifications/ Skills

  • Experience in development & release of automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939, and LIN required.
  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools and Systems Engineering tools desired. Experience using IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Team Concert, Sparx Enterprise Architect, Creo/ProEngineer, Mentor Graphics, and/or HP Quality Center is a plus
  • Experience/Knowledge of ISO 26262, ISO 15504, SPICE compliance, system-level embedded/software prototyping (RCP) and requirements generation preferred.
  • Experience creating documentation including software requirements specifications, and engineering change notices.
  • Solid understanding of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques.


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
  • 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.

PACCAR promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).



Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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