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Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Renton, WA, US

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 high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes 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!


Kenworth Truck Company
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. 


Embedded Systems Cyber-Security Intern


Position Description:

  • Shape the security of transportation systems in this technical internship supporting cyber-security of heavy-duty vehicle electrical/electronic & software systems. Explore this new and rapidly expanding field of applied software and systems security and vehicle design.



  • Perform risk and threat assessments of current and forward model vehicle systems
  • Participate in prioritization of response
  • Support 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 organizations to establish standard contractual terms and assessment practices to enhance cyber-security within the supply chain
  • Liaise with IT Security to remain aligned on goals and strategy
  • Participate in automotive information sharing and assessment center (ISAC) activities as a PACCAR representative
  • Help 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
  • Conduct training sessions to enhance embedded cyber-security awareness and capabilities within the company



  • Current student in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent/related field
  • 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
  • Experience and/or coursework in a combination of (1) real-time software, vehicle electronics and controls, embedded systems, or similar areas; and (2) information security, encryption, 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
  • Knowledge of requirements capture, simulation, software configuration, defect tracking/reporting tools
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck design, especially in areas that impact electrical/electronic architecture and functionality
  • Understanding of structured product development processes
  • Automotive electronic systems engineering


Additional Internal Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Informatics, Intern, Part Time, Embedded, Seasonal, Technology, Entry Level, Retail

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