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Software Development Engineer Job

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

This position is responsible for creating and maintaining manufacturing software programs to support the testing and validation of electrical and electronic truck components.

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

  • Develops computer-based software to take electrical/electronic measurements and digital readings.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts projects of moderate scope with minimal supervision.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors, and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Interprets software function requirements to develop functional test steps.
  • Executes software tests and records results.
  • Determines root cause when defects are found.
  • Creates automated tests when possible to maximize test efficiency
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Develops and improves test methodologies
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations and communication with internal and division departments
  • Travel up to 30%, 4 - 5 times per year domestic and international. Must have a valid passport or ability to obtain one in a timely manner.


Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Ability to travel 
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds of hardware


Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Familiarity with Controller Area Network (CAN) operation, especially J1939


BS Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or applicable field

Additional Job Board Information

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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