Software Integration & Test Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Platform

PACCAR Embedded Engineering organizationhas an immediate opening fora Software Engineer and Integration Test Engineer to join our teamin Kirkland, WA, or Lewisville, TX.


Company Information


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 powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR’s premium trucks and transportation solutions drive the world to a better future.


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 Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Embedded Software Engineer and Integration Tester. 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 projects and continue to enhance PACCAR’s global functional and system development processes.


Job Functions / Responsibilities



  • Contribute to the development of embedded software using C++ and MS Visual Studio or MATLAB/Simulink per design of the software for next-generation electronic control units.

  • Contribute to the resolution of defects as assigned.

  • Create and execute test cases against requirements at the level of integrating embedded software modules from embedded software development environments.

  • Test defects against the final integration of embedded software modules before delivering for testing software integrated on hardware.

  • Monitor the effectiveness of the testing practice and bring about improvements through insights gained via analysis at all stages of the SDLC/STLC.

  • Develop test automation frameworks, harnesses, and code libraries to enable the team to both uses and enhance them across successive projects.

  • Develop scripts, utilities, simulators, data sets, and other programmatic test tools as required for test automation.

  • Executes and analyzes automation test results.

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


Required Skills:



  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or relevant degree required.

  • 5+ years of software testing experience.  

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

  • Experience working with software requirements specifications.

  • Able to work in a team environment

  • 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 results-orientated environment.

  • Travel up to 10%, including internationally.


Preferred skills:



  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python is highly desirable.

  • Experience applied to automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred.

  • Experience in embedded software development with C++, Matlab/Simulink, Kanzi, and IBM Rational Rhapsody is desired.

  • Proficiency working within Test Management (i.e. HP Quality Center, IBM Rational QM), Test Automation (i.e. dSpace environments), Network and Calibration Tools (i.e. Vector CANalyzer/CANoe, ATI Vision), and Requirements Management tool environments is desired.

  • Engineering knowledge of heavy-duty commercial truck systems and regulations is preferred.


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

  • 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 Embedded Software Engineer and Integration Tester is $96,700-$151,300 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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