Vehicle Controls Definition Supervisor Job

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Date: Feb 13, 2024

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for Vehicle Controls Definition Supervisor to join our Engineering 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.


Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


 Position Summary

This position will be responsible for leading team members to define the future controls and functionality requirements across a wide range of technological advancements, including Battery Electric, L2/L4 ADAS platforms, Fuel Cell Hydrogen, Digital Displays, and other future-facing vehicle technologies. We are looking for a team player who will be tasked with working with several other areas of engineering between PACCAR divisions globally. We are looking for someone who can work with a high-performance team to manage the technology and process to ensure timely delivery of controls and functional safety across the PACCAR global products. 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 

  • Lead Global alignment in scoping and requirement definition of vehicle functionality and controls development
  • Develop and manage a team of high-performance engineers.
  • Lead Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodologies
  • Develop project execution plan using IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC).
  • Identify project risks that affect schedule and delivery of work items.
  • Champion continuous improvement and process optimization for increased efficiency.
  • Align with cross-functional team members and leadership for development, implementation, verification and validation of current & future vehicle functions & features.
  • Manage short-term and long-term goals for the team.
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide (Up to 10% travel may be required).


Qualifications / Skills

  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field and PE license preferred.
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team with several parallel projects.
  • Understanding of designing, developing, and validating embedded automotive technologies.
  • Previous knowledge of vehicle control systems, embedded systems and microcontrollers preferred.
  • Experience software development cycle for vehicle and powertrain controls, ISO26262, V-Model, UX/UI development, requirement engineering preferred.
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) preferred.
  • Knowledge in systems such as: Simulink/Matlab, HP Quality Center, Rhapsody Team Concert, IBM Doors NG, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts, project plan, priorities and data in a simple yet accurate manner.
  • Requires independent judgment and effective decision-making skills in a fast-paced work environment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of major automotive vehicle systems such as Advanced Driver-Assistance (ADAS), Motion Control, Automotive Network, and Powertrain controls
  • Experience in writing and comprehending software and hardware requirements and interfaces
  • Experience in system engineering and model-based controls design
  • Experience in automotive product release and specification process



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 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 Vehicle Controls Definition Supervisor is $93,000 - $145,500 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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