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Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Embedded Engineering Team is looking for a skilled engineer to develop embedded software for PACCAR powertrain and vehicle management systems.  Skilled candidates will develop embedded software based on customer requirements following the established corporate software engineering process. 

This position will be a part of a global engineering team; including our Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF subsidiaries while residing at PACCAR Technical Center. 

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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc. through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Using MATLAB / Simulink in a model-based design environment, perform Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) to quickly develop embedded software solutions in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Create written system and software technical specifications and requirements for powertrain and vehicle embedded software based on customer requirements.
  • Analyze, interpret, and provide feedback on system architecture, control system designs, software implementation, and verification / validation tests for conformance to customer requirements.
  • Gather data and analyze system performance utilizing test equipment and other standard EE lab equipment for verification and validation of embedded software products.
  • Perform troubleshooting and first-line diagnosis of issues, detailed analysis, root-cause investigation, problem resolution and defect reporting.
  • Interact with team members, field technicians and other personnel within the company and provide on-site customer support.
  • Work to develop professional relationships through collaboration, respect, professionalism, trust and integrity.


  • Candidate will be independent, motivated, demonstrate excellent analytical skills and exercise sound engineering judgment.
  • Basic knowledge of engine and powertrain management systems.
  • Experience with vehicle electronics and/or engine systems is desired.
  • Understanding of automotive communication protocols, including: J1939, CAN, KWP-2000, UDS is desired.
  • Understanding of automotive electrical systems.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment with strong organizational skills.
  • Proven success managing workload; and willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time, priority, and project demands.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% including international travel.


Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Informatics, Systems Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Embedded, Engineer, Technology, Engineering

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