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Vehicle Controls Engineering Lead - Autonomous Vehicle Platform Job

Date: Dec 5, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for Vehicle Controls Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Platform to join our Vehicle Integration 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!


Division Information

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. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.


Position Summary

Kenworth is seeking energetic, independent engineers with an interest in creating, defining, and verifying autonomous vehicle platform controls in support of PACCAR’s investment in L4 ADAS and self-driving technology. The Vehicle Function Definition Team is responsible for managing a comprehensive portfolio of integrated technology and software features within the vehicle. The team provides written and visual communication to the organization describing the intended behavior of the vehicle, which supports software development, vehicle verification, and validation. The ideal candidate has excellent communications skills, experience in stakeholder alignment, and a passion for implementing the latest technologies into commercial vehicles.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, and incorporate advanced vehicle technologies (Autonomous Vehicle Platform, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, Battery Electric Vehicle, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, Connectivity, etc.) into PACCAR products.
  • Track the AVP team’s progress on core deliverables, and be a point of contact for team deliverables.
  • Identify when the team is blocked and escalate/communicate the team’s needs.
  • Be informed on multiple subjects related to the team and be able to support cross-functional communication.
  • Support software integration through V-Model (SPICE) process for product development.
  • Create work plans for upcoming programs by establishing scope, identifying deliverables, and estimating resources.
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide (Up to 10% travel may be required).


Qualifications / Skills

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field preferred.
  • Experience in project management or team management is highly desired.
  • Autonomous vehicle or ADAS development experience is highly desired.
  • Heavy/medium-duty truck or passenger car experience is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of ISO26262 and ASPICE is preferred.
  • Experience with IBM DNG, IBM Rational Rhapsody, and IBM Rational Team Concert preferred.
  • Proficient in technical writing and reviewing engineering specifications.
  • Understands design, development, and validation of automotive technologies.
  • Experience with agile software development preferred.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts or data in a simple-yet-accurate manner.
  • Requires independent judgment and effective decision-making skills.


Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • 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
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plan options for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts
  • A fully funded company-paid pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, 12 paid holidays, and sick leave
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to 5% and stock options
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance 
  • EAP services include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more
  • 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.

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