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Vehicle Controls Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle Development Job

Date: Apr 7, 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!


Kenworth Truck Company


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.


Requisition Summary:


Kenworth is seeking energetic, independent engineers with interest in creating, defining, and verifying electric vehicle controls. 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 in order to support software development, vehicle verification, and validation. The ideal candidate has proven controls development skills, excellent communication, experience in stakeholder alignment, and a passion for understanding how heavy duty trucks are used.


Job Functions / Responsibilities:


  • Identify, develop, and incorporate advanced electric vehicle technologies into PACCAR products.
  • Elicit requirements from customers, sales teams, government regulations, and industry standards to capture customer and business needs.
  • Validate electric vehicle controls through rapid control prototyping (RCP).
  • Develop functional controls and requirements for electric vehicle systems and software features including test requirements.
  • Define interactions between vehicle systems.
  • 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.
  • 3+ years of applicable experience.
  • Heavy/medium duty truck or passenger car experience highly desired.
  • Proficient in desktop and/or on-target rapid control prototyping (RCP). (Matlab, dSPACE, HIL/SIL)
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO26262 and ASPICE is preferred.
  • Experience with IBM DNG, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert preferred.
  • Proficient in technical writing and reviewing of 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.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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