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Software Configuration, Release & Delivery Engineer Job

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Renton, WA, US

Company: PACCAR

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 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! 


Requisition Summary: 
PACCAR is currently hirirng for a Design Engineer responsible for release and selection/configuration logic definition for heavy duty vehicle software. 
Job Functions / Responsibilities: 
•    Release control of software components and parameters for heavy commercial truck 
•    Release drawings to document software and calibration part number definition and parameter characteristics 
•    Complete engineering change notice documentation to manage old and new software & calibration parts and parameter definitions 
•    Define calibration and software component structure to support vehicle option configuration goals 
•    Evaluate and improve processes for selecting, configuring, composing, and delivering embedded software 
•    Translate requirements into parameter calibrations for proprietary rules engine implemenation
•    Track and report progress of support activities (sales tool updates, selection logic changes, programming tool releases, software test, and any required regulatory submissions) leading to launch readiness and overall release schedule 
•    Conduct tests (paper pilot) of vehicle configuration logic and support plant pilot builds 
•    Support launch at truck assembly plants as needed, and resolve field issues as identified 
•    Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers as well as other professionals to ensure industry-leading quality of the content delivery is met/maintained/exceeded on all releases 
•    Coordinate with suppliers as needed to ensure purchased software is delivered on-time and correctly structured for PACCAR use 
•    Up to 10% travel.  
Required Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor degree in Engineering (Electrical, Software, or Mechanical), Computer Science, or equivalent 
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment 
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal, and planning/tracking skills 
•    Competency with standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) 
•    Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues 
•    Ability to structure logic and translate between customer-driven sales requirements and engineering-driven technical solutions 
•    Commitment to reliability, value, and quality in all aspects of work 
•    Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally with a strong results and goal driven orientation  
Desired Skills/Attributes 

•    3+ years design & release of automotive or commercial vehicle systems, including software, electronic controls, switches, driver input devices, and/or HMI desired 
•    Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (MATLAB, C++, C#, etc.)
•    Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, and On Board Diagnostics 
•    Understanding of truck design and application as it impacts electrical/electronic systems, architecture, and software-driven functionality 
•    Basic understanding of J1939 Communication Protocol, UDS, and Automotive Ethernet, as it pertains to programming and diagnostics 
•    Specific experience or expertise in one or more of: Automotive HMI/ Instrumentation/Driver Controls, Diesel Powertrain Control Systems or Vehicle Controls 

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

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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