Solution Architect Job

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905 and is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under its internationally recognized brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.


Your next career move is waiting at PACCAR 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. Join the PACCAR team today!


Division Information

PACCAR’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Renton, WA utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide systems development, consulting, voice and data communications services to the entire Corporation, which has high visibility in the technology sector.


The Role

The Solution Architect will be responsible for supporting efforts to manage, maintain and execute on PACCAR’s Global Aftersales Systems Roadmap. The Aftersales Roadmap is a set of technology related initiatives that will drive PACCAR to an industry leadership position for Parts, Service and related processes. They will work across PACCAR to gain alignment on Aftersales initiatives, coordinate requirements with business leaders and support efforts to define and estimate work. They will also lead the effort to define and design solution architectures to support the roadmap, including technology recommendations, vendor selections and process design. The Solution Architect will be part of a small team that reports to a Program Manager and includes a Business Analyst as well.  


Job Responsibilities

  • Design solution approaches to support the goals and requirements of the Global Aftersales Roadmap.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the Trucking industry capabilities and competitive landscape for Aftersales.
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies and partners who can support the Aftersales roadmap.
  • Execute technology selection efforts in support of Aftersales initiatives.
  • Support efforts to define, scope and estimate Aftersales projects for funding approval.
  • Support a regular global steering committee of Aftersales leaders and periodic workshops.
  • Leverage agile software practices to build project/product backlogs, estimate project size and funding required.


Required Experience & Skills

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Solution Architect
  • Broad base of technology experience including application development, integrations (API’s), cloud, and database.
  • Experience building funding requests for large, complex technology projects.
  • Experience supporting large, complex technology related initiatives in a global organization.
  • Strong Leadership skills and critical problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership with the ability to function independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Experience working and supporting Aftersales (Parts/Service) in the automotive or heavy equipment industry desired.



  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Technology or related field required
  • Master’s Degree in Technology desired


Physical Demands

  • Sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


PACCAR Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Diversity & Inclusion

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions, and increases employee engagement.


PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events.


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Solution Architect is $106,300 - $166,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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