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Advanced Technology Evaluation Engineer Job

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and 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!

If you are passionate about transportation and technology—including autonomy, advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), electrification, and connectivity—PACCAR is the place for you. 

Job Functions / Responsibilities

The PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center, located in Sunnyvale, California, focuses on advancing emerging technologies for all of PACCAR’s businesses. Our office is spacious and modern, with a private work café, high ceilings, and several truck bays. See it here:

We are a small, tightly knit team of engineers that value collaboration and results. We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, and self-directed Sensor Engineer to complement our unique skillsets. If you have a proven track record of excellence, come join us!

Your emphasis will be investigating and evaluating advanced technologies used for Level 2 ADAS/autonomous, electric, and connected technologies. This would include radar, lidar, cameras, IMU, and GPS devices. You will need software experience to script and automate the testing and strong English skills to summarize the results. Additional responsibilities will include systems and software development for autonomous, electric, and connected technologies. It would be great if you have experience with a safety standard such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, or IEC 60730. You will investigate new technologies and processes that aren’t well documented.

We realize no one candidate is likely to be well suited for all these activities, so please reach out to us even if your qualifications are only a partial match for the items above and below.

Skills / Competencies

You're going to need this to be successful:

• A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or another relevant field is required  
• Master’s degree is highly preferred
• 1+ years of experience if you don’t have a Master’s degree
• Adaptability and creativity with an ability to think outside of the box
• Interest in, passion for, or curiosity about trucks, automobiles, and technology
• Ability to self-direct, even in the face of ambiguity
• A collaborative attitude with a willingness to work in a small team environment
• Willingness to grow personally and professionally while utilizing new engineering processes and techniques to be resourceful in solving complex technical problems


Desired technical experience in:

• Radar, Lidar, and camera installation, setup, and evaluation
• Robotics or mechatronics sensing
• Enabling technologies for AD/ADAS, Electrification, and Connectivity including:

• Control systems
• Sensors, Computer Vision (CV), Machine Learning (ML), data mining, signal processing
• Battery, High Voltage Electronics, electrification
• CAN, Ethernet, and wireless communication protocols
• ROS, AUTOSAR DDS, and related technologies

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups – The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), Veterans Group, Peterbilt Black Organization for Leadership and Development (B.O.L.D) and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ support group).

Why Work for PACCAR?

• Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% company match, AND a company paid Pension Plan with vesting after 5 years of service
• Insurance plans for you and your family
• Comprehensive Paid Time Off – Vacation, Paid Holidays, and Sick Leave
• Tuition Reimbursement for continued education – eligible after 1 year of service
• Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities
• Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields
• Contribute to a work culture with a long and rich history that celebrates innovation, process improvement, diversity of people and thought, and pride in high quality products
• Enjoy a work–life balance that is unmatched at most other companies in Silicon Valley

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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