Technical Project Manager - Embedded Systems

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is seeking a highly motivated Technical Project Manager - Embedded Systems 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! 


Position Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which supports the Peterbilt, Kenworth, and DAF truck brands, has an opening for a Technical Project Manager - Embedded Systems. Reporting to the Supervisor, Project Management Team, this position will lead vehicle function development through the V-Cycle Development Process from requirements definition through system validation for their assigned projects. This position supports a global vehicle platform and will need to coordinate and align global requirements, hardware and software development, electrical development, and testing. This position will be working cohesively with North American teams and Europe teams to deliver our next-level Dashboard/Infotainment display that will host and monitor Engine Info, BEV info, OBD Info and information from other controllers. This position will also lead VECU development activities to support next generation of vehicle architecture for BEV, FCEV, and ICE platform.

The successful candidate will have technical knowledge gained through Requirement development, SW development and SW testing. The candidate should also possess project management experience gained from participating in and coordinating development across multiple engineering teams through the utilization of appropriate product development methods leading to high-quality product launches.


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Lead product development through initial design concepts, project budget and schedule development, risk identification, and mitigation, and support quality product implementations in a matrixed organization
  • Coordinate technical development of components (both hardware and software) with technical leads within the department
  • Serve as the liaison between truck division Program Managers and Embedded Engineering teams to understand program risks, development activities, and technical issues
  • Ensure intellectual property coverage for new Embedded Engineering technical ideas
  • Lead technical review meetings related to assigned projects
  • Coordinate functional safety reviews and track completion of safety concepts
  • Build and present product development updates to senior leadership
  • Lead continuous improvement for software design and validation processes
  • Support ASPICE process integration throughout PACCAR
  • Adhere to PACCAR global corporate standards for embedded system development and validation
  • Develop, manage, and improve Embedded Engineering department procedures and work with the organization to implement enhancements
  • Support department staff with training on procedures and processes related to embedded systems


Skills & Qualifications

  • Required
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent degree
    • 3 to 7 years of design experience in electrical systems, embedded components, or software systems
    • 2 to 7 years of Experience leading cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization
    • 3 to 7 years of experience in the full lifecycle process for software development using established project management methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, Iterative)
    • 2 to 7 years of Experience in component product development lifecycle and new product implementation.
    • Excellent communication skills, time management skills and flexible with assigned tasks.
    • Experience using project management tools (e.g. MS Project, Azure DevOps, Jira)
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical team members and stakeholders
    • Able to work in a team environment and prioritize tasks appropriately
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for up to 2 weeks at a time, no more than 10% yearly
  • Desired
    • Master’s degree, PMP certification, PE license, or similar additional education and certification
    • Experience in a commercial vehicle or automotive component product development lifecycle and new product implementation
    • Experience using Matlab/Simulink, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, and IBM Rational Team Concert
    • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939, and LIN
    • Prior experience with ISO26262 and/or ASPICE
    • Proficiency in using requirements management and system engineering tools
    • Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools


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
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks


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 PTO – 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 Technical Project Manager position is $110,600 - $173,000 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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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