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.
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PACCAR, Inc. (Peterbilt, Kenworth & DAF)
PACCAR, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of heavy and medium duty trucks through its Peterbilt, Kenwoth and DAF divisions. Paccar is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to quality includes aerodynamic trucks, advanced embedded control systems, and a range of powertrain technologies that include the MX engine family and natural gas trucks. Central to this dedication is PACCAR’s commitment to advanced embedded systems that deliver industry-leading safety, fuel efficiency, and service. On highways, construction sites, city streets, and logging roads - everywhere our customers earn their living – PACCAR, Inc. delivers performance, reliability and pride. Our dedication to deliver products and services focused on improving customers' performance, image, profitability and peace of mind truly makes PACCAR vehicles the leaders of the Industry.
This position is based at Peterbilt’s Division Office in Denton, Texas, where we have been headquartered since 1992 and manufacturing since 1980. In Denton, we have manufactured, supported, and distributed over 600,000 trucks and over 1 million trucks as a company. Our employees take great pride in our products, and we are recognized as a premier employer and valued partner in the local community.
This position is available for an experienced engineer to work as a contributor in specifying, designing, and testing embedded systems for our medium/heavy duty vehicles. This staff position is required to define and interpret requirements, design, program, debug, test, and integrate embedded/software systems. The successful candidate will be able to apply principles of solid engineering and good business practices to solve complex systems and technical problems relative to class 5/6/7/8 vehicle (medium/heavy duty trucks) system design and integration. Solid design skills and experience with embedded hardware, software, and system's architecture is required. Understanding of software lifecycle and process development and system testing is required. Our ideal candidate will be able to lead projects and work well within a team structure as a contributor and project lead if needed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with technical departments (such as engineering and program management) are required. The hiring level of the position is dependent on your related education and experience.
Here’s what you will do in this role:
Develop embedded software using C++ in MS Visual Studio per design of the software for next generation electronic control units.
Develop next generation UI on embedded controllers for commercial trucks.
Review and implement software based on design specifications for electronic control units.
Design and release of embedded systems (electrical, electronic & software) for commercial vehicles.
Integrate subsystems into vehicle electrical/electronic network architecture.
Obtain agreement from cross-divisional counterparts on global design direction.
Work with vehicle property owners, product developers, system architects, and software architects to develop and maintain software-level technical requirements specifications.
Develop and maintain software based upon engineering specifications.
Lead reviews to ensure industry leading embedded software development best practices are met with software models and modules.
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 test.
Support test organization in identification and resolution of design issues. Update requiremed documents accordingly.
Provide interface documentation to wiring design, software architect(s), and other engineering design groups.
Contribute to development and continuous improvement of procedures and practices that ensure industry-leading, high-quality, reliable electronic systems and architecture.
Keep abreast of emerging industry trends in the field of commercial vehicle E/E systems, network architecture and technology.
Occasional travel is required
You’re going to need this to be successful:
New graduate to experienced level candidates are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of and/or experience in heavy truck design, heavy truck components and systems preferred. Other qualifications & skills included:
Bachelor’s degree in electrical or software engineering and/or computer science required.
4+ years of design experience in automotive or commercial vehicle electrical systems or industry-related field preferred.
Experience in design and application of automotive electronic control modules, switches, driver input devices, software, or HMI elements.
Solid understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools preferred.
Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN, SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
Experience with Ethernet protocols such as TCP/IP.
Proficiency using Requirements Management tools and Systems Engineering tools desired. Experience using IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Team Concert, Sparx Enterprise Architect, Creo/ProEngineer, Mentor Graphics, and/or HP Quality Center is a plus.
Experience in product development and new product implementation.
Experience with system level embedded/software prototyping (RCP) and requirements generation is preferred.
Familiarity with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Knowledgeable in the full process life-cycle software engineering development process for embedded systems. Familiarity with the Agile development process.
Ability to define, design, program, debug,integrate and test software utilizing multiple programming languages.
Experience in software testing (unit level, regression and integration).
2+ yrs development & release of automotive or commercial vehicle software or similar industry-related background preferred.
Proficiency with GIT/Java /C++/ embedded Linux / Python / is required
Experience with data structures, POSIX, Unity, Open GL - GLSL2.0 or later is preferred.
UX/UI development experience required.
Experience with Kanzi UI design software for display and user interface development is preferred.
Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
Proficiency using MATLAB/Simulink, Ladder Logic, Rational Rhapsody, Subversion (SVN), and Requirements Management tools is desired.
Engineering knowledge of heavy duty commercial truck systems and regulations preferred.
Experience/Knowledge of ISO 26262, ISO 15504 and SPICE compliance preferred.
Experience creating documentation including software requirements specifications, and engineering change notices.
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.
Display effective and professional communication skills (verbal and written) including interpersonal skills.
Interact effectively and in a professional manner with all contacts including external and internal customers and with suppliers .
Able to work in a team environment.
Coordinate multiple concurrent tasks effectively.
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.
Willingness to travel up to 10%, including internationally.
Why work for PACCAR/Peterbilt:
Competitive salary, 401k with a 5% company match, AND a company paid Pension Plan with vesting after 5 years of service
Medical, dental, and vision 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
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. Peterbilt promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, and affinity support groups including The Diversity Council, Peterbilt Women’s Initiative (PBWin), The Veterans Group, and ADVOCATE (An LGBTQ+ support group).