PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an immediate opening for an Application Software Developer to join our Autonomous Vehicle Platform teamin Lewisville, TX, or Kirkland, WA


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!


Organization Information


PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.


Position Summary


PACCAR’s EmE department, which serves Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for a System Design Engineer in the Autonomous Vehicle Program team. This team is seeking to develop multiple new features to support the creation of a safe and reliable autonomous-enabled truck.  Successful candidates for this role will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, possess the ability to learn quickly and strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver critical program goals across multiple functionalities and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes. 


Job Functions/Responsibilities



  • Automotive embedded software development

  • Review requirements and support other team members

  • Analyze and document performed tests and procedures

  • Manage the source control and controlled release of software models to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality for projects

  • Participate in the planning and tracking of validation and usability studies of vehicle software module functionality

  • Test and implement software modifications to repair defects discovered during validation and testing

  • Lead reviews to ensure industry-leading embedded software development best practices are met with software models and modules

  • Work with vehicle property owners, product developers, system architects, and software architects to develop and maintain software-level technical requirements specification

  • Contribute to the development of procedures and practices that ensure continuous improvement of high-quality, reliable software systems

  • Support impact analysis of new autonomous support features


Qualifications & Skills



  • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required

  • 3-5 years in development & release of automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred

  • Experience in automotive or embedded control systems

  • Logical thinking, software design mindset

  • Proficiency with Requirements Management tools is desired 

  • Experience with automotive tools such as CANoe, CANalyzer, and ATI Vision is required

  • Proficiency with Java /C++/ Python or similar programming language is required

  • Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink is required

  • Knowledge of data structures is required

  • Engineering knowledge of heavy-duty commercial truck systems and regulations, and ISO26262 standards preferred

  • Experience creating documentation including software requirements specifications, and engineering change notices

  • Solid understanding of Design for Six Sigma and Six Sigma techniques

  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems

  • Experience in product development and new product implementation

  • Familiarity with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, flowchart/modeling, presentation, spreadsheets, and databases

  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally in a team results-orientated environment

  • Travel up to 10 (domestically & internationally)


Why work for PACCAR?



  • 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

  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks


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



  • 401k with up to a 5% company match

  • A 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 include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information


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 Application Software Developer position is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.


PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.


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