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Embedded Control Systems Engineer Job

Date: Nov 26, 2021

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

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

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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.

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Embedded Engineering Team is looking for a skilled engineer to perform develop and document prototype embedded software for PACCAR powertrain and vehicle management systems. 

Skilled candidates will develop embedded software based on customer/vehicle 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. 

 Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Using MATLAB / Simulink in a model-based design environment, software development utilizing GIT/Java /C++/ embedded Linux / Python / C#, and Kanzi in a UX/UI environment to perform Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) of embedded software solutions in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Create written system and component technical specifications for powertrain and vehicle embedded software based on product and 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.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline required.
  • Advanced degree or P.E. desired. 
  • Candidate will be independent, motivated, demonstrate excellent analytical and written communication skills, and exercise sound engineering judgment.
  • Knowledge of powertrain and vehicle management and electrical systems.
  • Proficiency using Java /C++/ embedded Linux / Python and Kanzi UX/UI experience desirable
  • Proficiency using MATLAB/Simulink and Rational Rhapsody experience desirable
  • Proficiency with revision control software: GIT/ Subversion (SVN)
  • Proficiency with requirement management Toolchains: IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation
  • Proficiency of automotive communication protocols, including: J1939, CAN, KWP-2000, UDS is desired.
  • 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 15% including international travel.


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


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