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Embedded System Cyber-Security Engineer-BEV Job

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an immediate opening for an Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer -Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), to join our team in Kirkland, WA or Lewisville, TX. 



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.




Requisition Summary


PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer focusing on ADAS functions. The Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for performing threat modeling and risk assessments with a major focus on next generation autonomous vehicle battery electric vehicle systems. The ideal candidate will have the ability to define security controls for system level design and coordinate with the distributed global team for managing security scope during the development activities. The candidate will collaborate with non-security professionals to provide feedback into vehicle architecture ensuring secure design practices are followed as well as breaking down the security implementation with the internal enterprise IT security team to ensure security goals are achieved. The Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer will have industry level responsibility to participate in global knowledge sharing events, such as AutoISAC to ensure the industry continues to move forward with emerging technology.



Job Functions / Responsibilities


  • Perform risk and threat assessments of current and forward-model vehicle systems
  • Participate in prioritization of response
  • Lead updates to software development process standards to incorporate current best practices in secure development techniques and tools
  • Consult with EE system architects to achieve continuous improvement in vehicle security with each future update
  • Disseminate awareness of risks, opportunities, and best practices to key personnel across company locations
  • Collaborate with corporate purchasing and supplier quality to establish standard contract terms and assessments that enhance cyber-security in the supply chain
  • Liaise with IT Security align goals and strategy
  • Maintain ISAC (industry-wide information sharing and analysis center) communications to support risk and threat knowledge sharing
  • Assess technology proposals from external suppliers for their potential to provide effective information security, intrusion detection, and/or protection of vehicle operation
  • Coordinate internal and external assessments, penetration tests, and related security evaluation activity
  • Develop and deliver training to enhance embedded cyber-security knowledge and skill throughout the company











  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience in a combination of real-time software, vehicle electronics and controls, embedded systems or similar areas, and information security, penetration testing, threat modeling/analysis, or related fields
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good planning/tracking skills
  • Competency with standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, etc)
  • Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues
  • Determined commitment to reliability, value, quality, and safety in all aspects of work
  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation
  • Commitment to continuously learning broader skills in adjacent disciplines
  • Ability to travel for scheduled meetings up to 20% of time


Desired Skills/Attributes


  • Familiarity with AGILE software development processes
  • Familiarity with requirements tracking and software test/validation tools
  • Proficiency using Requirements Capture, Simulation, Software Configuration, Defect Tracking/Reporting tools
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas that impact electrical and electronic design, architecture, and functionality
  • Experience with structured product development processes
  • Automotive electronic systems engineering skills including multiplex communication systems (especially CAN/J1939), architecture, and control system design and analysis







Why work for PACCAR?


  • 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 up to 5%, AND a fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 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.




Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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