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Date: Jan 19, 2018

Location: Renton, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

Embedded System Cyber-Security Engineer

Position Description:

  • Technical lead for security of vehicle electrical/electronic/software systems.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform risk and threat assessments of current and forward-model vehicle systems
  • Participate in prioritization of response
  • Lead updates to software development process standards to incorporate current best practices in secure development techniques and tools
  • Consult with EE system architects to achieve continuous improvement in vehicle security with each future update
  • Disseminate awareness of risks, opportunities, and best practices to key personnel across company locations
  • Collaborate with corporate purchasing and supplier quality to establish standard contract terms and assessments that enhance cyber-security in the supply chain
  • Liaise with IT Security align goals and strategy
  • Maintain ISAC (industry-wide information sharing and analysis center) communications to support risk and threat knowledge sharing
  • Assess technology proposals from external suppliers for their potential to provide effective information security, intrusion detection, and/or protection of vehicle operation
  • Coordinate internal and external assessments, penetration tests, and related security evaluation activity
  • Develop and deliver training to enhance embedded cyber-security knowledge and skill throughout the company


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good planning/tracking skills
  • Competency with standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, etc)
  • Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues
  • Determined commitment to reliability, value, quality, and safety in all aspects of work
  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation
  • Commitment to continuously learning broader skills in adjacent disciplines
  • 3 or more years of experience in a combination of real-time software, vehicle electronics and controls, embedded systems or similar areas, and information security, penetration testing, threat modeling/analysis, or related fields

Additional Valued Attributes:

  • Familiarity with AGILE software development processes
  • Familiarity with requirements tracking and software test/validation tools
  • Proficiency using Requirements Capture, Simulation, Software Configuration, Defect Tracking/Reporting tools
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas that impact electrical and electronic design, architecture, and functionality
  • Experience with structured product development processes
  • Automotive electronic systems engineering skills including multiplex communication systems (especially CAN/J1939), architecture, and control system design and analysis


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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

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