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Vehicle Controls Engineer - EV/ADAS/AVP Job

Date: Dec 5, 2022

Location: Kirkland, WA, US, 98033

Company: PACCAR

Kenworth Division of PACCAR has an immediate opening for a Vehicle Controls Engineer to join our Vehicle Function Definition Team in Kirkland, WA.


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!


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.


Job Summary

Kenworth is seeking energetic, independent engineers with an interest in creating, defining, and verifying advanced technology-based 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, 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 (Battery Electric Vehicle, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, Connectivity, etc.) into PACCAR products.
  • Elicit requirements from customers, sales teams, government regulations, and industry standards to capture customer and business needs.
  • Develop functional controls for advanced 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company-paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • 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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