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Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, 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 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!


PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center
The PACCAR Innovation Center in Silicon Valley is coordinating next-generation research and identifying emerging technologies that will benefit future vehicle performance. Technology areas of focus include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, machine learning, and augmented reality. The Innovation Center is also accelerating partnerships in the development of electric and hydrogen fuel cell powertrains, as well as the deployment of big data analytics.

Requisition Summary

The PACCAR Silicon Valley Innovation Center is looking for an ambitious and self-directed Functional Safety Engineer.  If you have a proven track record of excellence, we are looking for you!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Specify safety requirements and safety concepts for system, hardware and software architecture
  • Lead design team in technical safety system analysis including; FSC, SOTIF, HAZOP, DFMEA
  • Work as part of the project team in the design of effective technical safety solutions for the system hardware and software architecture level
  • Collaborate with local and remote teams across PACCAR divisions in the implementation and testing of all technical safety solutions
  • Lead the creation and implementation of all vehicle operation best practices, driver training, and testing documentation
  • Conduct technical reviews with product teams to ensure functional safety requirements are being met
  • 8+ years of experience
  • Lead Proof of Concept Projects in Vehicle Manufacturing. 

Skills / Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Automation or other relevant fields
  • 2+ years of Functional Safety/ISO26262/ASPICE experience in the automotive or trucking industry.
  • 8+ years of experience in Engineering
  • Experience in automotive electronics / systems / software design and development
  • Experienced in Development process projects and exposure to program management tools and processes
  • Experience with Application Lifecycle Management and System Modeling tools such as IBM DNG, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Job Board Information

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

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

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