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Functional Safety Lead-ADAS L2 Job

Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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 a Certified Functional Safety Lead focusing on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems ( ADAS) . This position requires an experienced professional with deep understanding of the ISO 26262 standard. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver critical program goals across multiple projects, and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes.



Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure the project adherence with respect to ISO26262.
  • Create and maintain Safety plan.
  • Assist the team to define item definitions and perform Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA).
  • Perform safety analyses: DFMEA, FMEDA, FTA, DFA per ISO 26262 guidelines.
  • Define the functional safety concept for the relevant system, hardware, and software according to ISO 26262 standards.
  • Generate DIA and route for approval.
  • Work with the vehicle and system architecture teams to derive functional safety requirements and technical requirements from derived safety goals.

Job Functions/Responsibilities Continued

  • Support internal and external functional safety compliance efforts required by ISO26262 standard.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in automotive best practices for functional safety, Safety of the Intended Function (SOTIF), and safety in use.
  • Work with global teams to deliver common, cost-efficient solutions PACCAR-wide.
  • Support functional safety related audits and assessments.
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international).


  • BS in Engineering or related field required; MS in Engineering or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in system engineering for control systems/code/architecture on autonomous trucks or passenger vehicles.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with ISO 26262 and other international standards.
  • Knowledge of DFMEA, FMEDA, and FTA.
  • Understanding of designing, developing, and validating automotive technologies.

Qualifications/Skills Continued

  • Experienced in modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, preferably automotive background.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts or data in a simple-yet-accurate manner.
  • Independent judgment and effective decision-making skills.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
  • Experience with functional safety tools (e.g. Medini) and requirements management tools (e.g. IBM DNG).

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (B.O.L.D) and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt?

  • Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% match, AND a company paid Pension Plan after 5 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service.
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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