Autonomous Vehicle Controls Systems Supervisor Job

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Autonomous Vehicle Controls Systems Supervisor


PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt Semi-Trucks, has an opening for a Autonomous Vehicle Controls Systems Supervisor  This position will lead a team of embedded engineers focused on Controls Systems Prototyping of PACCAR’s Autonomous Vehicle Platform.  The successful candidate must coordinate Embedded Engineering product development to program schedules.  The ideal candidate will be able to lead engineers to deliver critical program goals and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes. This role will be based at the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon, WA.


Job Functions / Responsibilities


  •  Lead a team of engineers to develop control system strategies that support integration of autonomous features on PACCAR vehicles
  • Manage team deliverables for the program in all stages of product development (Definition, Concept, Engineering, and Verification/Validation), and adapt job responsibilities within the team to ensure successful completion.
  • Supervise design and release of embedded architecture, systems, or software components to heavy commercial trucks.
  • Obtain agreement from cross-divisional and partner counterparts on global design direction.
  • Lead change management boards and other governance processes to maximize re-use of embedded systems or software components globally within PACCAR.
  • Support deployment of ISO26262 and ASPiCE disciplines throughout PACCAR, and develop department processes to support wider corporate initiatives.
  • Work with counterparts throughout PACCAR to provide a global approach to Embedded Engineering, and maintain corporate specifications where appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain department and program resource plans and budgets related to assigned development team.
  • Provide written and verbal updates to PACCAR senior management on product development progress, program objectives, department strategic goals, or globally aligned roadmaps
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop engineers across a variety of Embedded Engineering disciplines.
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international) 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science required.
  • 3+ years of design or validation of embedded systems or software required with relevant experience in the automotive or trucking industry.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) control systems for autonomous trucks or passenger vehicles preferred.
  • Prior experience with Agile Development practices preferred.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO26262 and ASPiCE is preferred. 
  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management and System Modeling tools such as IBM DOORS, IBMRational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert, Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, and HP Quality Center preferred
  • Significant experience with advanced features in Microsoft Excel, Project, and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Good Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Able to work in a team environment where multiple active projects require effective coordination of multiple

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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates 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 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.

PACCAR Benefits 

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:


  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • 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 including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Autonomous Vehicle Controls Systems Supervisor is $93,000 - $145,500 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

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