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Software Engineer: Software Development 1 Job

Date: Sep 15, 2021

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

Company: PACCAR

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.

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. 

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!

Requisition Summary


The Engineering Solutions team at the PACCAR Technical Center is a new, growing team within the Global Engines group with a goal to provide highly generic, robust, and streamlined software solutions to multiple departments and divisions within PACCAR. These solutions will typically support data acquisition and analysis, rapid controls prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, calibration control, diagnostics, and software configuration management activities. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated software engineer who is willing to work across disciplines. The engineer will have an opportunity to utilize a variety of technologies along with core engineering and computer science fundamentals to deliver solutions to achieve this goal. This role has a strong potential to continue to make a significant impact in the long term.

Job Functions / Responsibilities
 The Software Engineer will perform the following roles:

  • Develop robust software to assist with data archival, analysis, and reporting utilizing a variety of technologies
  • Research and develop methods to improve remote engineering data collection processes at the PACCAR Technical Center
  • Develop and maintain applications that support processes for data analysis, software release, software configuration management, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, and rapid controls prototyping activities
  • Improve existing documentation and write new documentation
  • Establish and document processes governing the above mentioned activities


Qualifications & Skills

Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering)
  • At least two years of experience in a professional environment (graduate qualifications may be considered in lieu of experience)
  • Availability to work on-site
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, including international travel
  • Use of version control systems (SVN, Git)
  • Strong programming skills required, object oriented design/development (MATLAB, Simulink, Python, Java, C, C++, C#, embedded software development)
  • Database development experience
  • Strong attention to detail, a passion to solve problems and develop robust solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work in a lean setting

Additional Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree a plus
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery a plus
  • Mobile app development experience a plus
  • Experience with machine learning a plus
  • Amazon Web Services/Azure experience a plus
  • Ability to work within multiple stages of the software development life cycle a plus
  • Familiarity with control systems a plus
  • Knowledge of vehicle dynamics modeling and OBD systems a plus
  • Knowledge of automotive communication protocols (CAN, J1939, LIN, Ethernet) a plus
  • Experience with CANalyzer, CANape, ETAS Inca and/or ATI Vision a plus
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry in general and the commercial vehicle industry in particular a plus


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

Additional Job Board Information

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

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


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