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Functional Safety Engineer Job

Date: Mar 17, 2023

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!

Requisition Summary

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

Your main emphasis will be researching, defining, and documenting functional safety criteria for our advanced truck technologies and platforms including commercial Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as adaptive cruise control, predictive cruise control, next generation lane centering, and lane change assistance. This includes Functional Safety Concepts (FSC), Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP), and Design Failure and Effect Analysis (DFMEA). 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.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

You're going to need this to be successful:


  • 2+ years of Functional Safety/ISO26262/ASPICE experience in the automotive or trucking industry.

  • 4+ 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; IBM DNG, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert preferred.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • 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

Basic Qualifications / Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with automotive or similar electronic modules and/or systems engineering.

  • Design/Development of safety critical systems/components (ISO26262).

  • Experience with requirement management tools such as DOORS, DNG, JAMA etc.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.

  • High level of oral and written communication skills and basic project management skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with colleagues local and at remote sites.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Strong technical leadership skills and able to work in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Creative, disciplined, strong sense of responsibility, delivery, and schedule commitment.


Act with Integrity
Demonstrate Adaptability
Drive for Results
Influence Others
Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
Manage Execution
Manage Talent
Technical Acumen
Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen


  • Bachelor of Science degree Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Automation or other relevant fields

  • Advanced Degree preferred.

General Description of Benefits and Other Compensation

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

  • This position is also eligible for a holiday gift

  • This position includes a cost-of living (COLA) premium in addition to the offered annual salary.

Additional Job Board Information

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

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 Functional Safety Engineer is $89,900 - $140,600 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above, including the COLA premium.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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