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Functional Safety Engineer Job

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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 a Functional Safety Engineer focusing on ADAS functions. This position requires an experienced professional with deep understanding of the ISO 26262 standard. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates 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 
•    Define item definitions for Autonomous vehicle functions.
•    Perform Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA)
•    Perform safety analyses: DFMEA, FMEDA, FTA, DFA per ISO 26262 guidelines
•    Define the functional safety concept for the relevant system, hardware, and software according to ISO 26262 standards
•    Develop functional and technical safety processes and requirements for heavy truck systems 
•    Support internal and external functional safety compliance efforts required by ISO26262 standard
•    Develop and maintain expertise in automotive best practices for functional safety, Safety of the Intended Function (SOTIF), and safety in use.
•    Track design concepts and vehicle functionality through design and testing phases and provide support for validation activities.
•    Maintain safety related artifacts/documents and perform review with cross-functional teams
•    Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide.
•    Support functional safety related audits and assessments
•    Up to 10% travel (domestic and international) 


Qualifications & Skills 
•    BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field.
•    Experience in system engineering for control systems/code/architecture on autonomous trucks or passenger vehicles. 
•    Minimum 3 years of experience working with ISO 26262 and other international standards.
•    Understanding of designing, developing, and validating automotive technologies.
•    Experience in modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, preferably automotive background.
•    Ability to communicate complex concepts or data in a simple-yet-accurate manner.
•    Independent judgment and effective decision-making skills.
•    Functional Safety Engineer or Functional Safety Professional Certification preferred.
•    Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939 and LIN preferred. 
•    Experience with Application Lifecycle Management and System Modeling tools such as IBM DNG, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert preferred.

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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