Embedded Software Engineer

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Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an immediate opening for a Software Engineer - Embedded Systems to join our team in LewisvilleTX.


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!


PACCAR Embedded Engineering

PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.


Position Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Software Engineer - Embedded Systems. Primary responsibilities will include the definition and interpretation of requirements, design, programming, debugging, testing, and integration of embedded/software systems. The successful candidate will be able to apply principles of solid engineering and good business practices to solve complex systems and technical problems relative to class 5/6/7/8 vehicle (medium/heavy duty trucks) system design and integration. He/she will be managing embedded software deliverables and coordinating with stakeholders to ensure successful vehicle software launches in PACCAR manufacturing plants and fields. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develop embedded software models using MATLAB/Simulink/State flow per design of the software for next-generation electronic control units
  • Manage the source control and controlled release of software models to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality for projects
  • Participate in the planning and tracking of validation and usability studies of vehicle software module functionality
  • Test and implement software modifications to repair defects discovered during validation and testing
  • Lead reviews to ensure industry-leading embedded software development best practices are met with software models and modules
  • Work with vehicle property owners, product developers, system architects, and software architects to develop and maintain software-level technical requirements specifications
  • Design and release of embedded systems (electrical, electronic & software) and architecture for heavy commercial trucks
  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, software architect(s), and other engineering design groups. Contributes to the development and continuous improvement of procedures and practices that ensure industry-leading, high-quality, reliable electronic systems and architecture
  • Travel up to 10% (domestic & international)


Qualifications &Skills

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent required
  • Proficiency using MATLAB/Simulink, logi.CAD, Rational Rhapsody, Subversion (SVN), GIT, AZURE, and Requirements Management tools are required
  • 5+ years of experience in the development & release of automotive or commercial vehicle software or a similar industry-related background is preferred
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939, and LIN required
  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools and Systems Engineering tools desired. Experience using IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Team Concert, Sparx Enterprise Architect, Creo/ProEngineer, Mentor Graphics, and/or HP Quality Center is a plus
  • Experience/Knowledge of ISO 26262, ISO 15504, SPICE compliance, system-level embedded/software prototyping (RCP) and requirements generation preferred
  • Experience creating documentation including software requirements specifications, and engineering change notices
  • Solid understanding of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques


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
  • A 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

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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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