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Embedded Systems Architect Job

Company: PACCAR
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

PACCAR Embedded Engineering

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.


  • Design and release of electrical and electronic systems and architecture for heavy commercial trucks.
  • Integrate autonomous subsystems into vehicle electrical/electronic network architecture.
  • Develop and document engineering specifications for new vehicle control functions.
  • Assess technology proposals from external suppliers for their potential to meet risk management design objectives
  • Obtain agreement with cross-divisional counterparts on global design direction.
  • Support test organization in identification and resolution of design issues. Update architectural documents accordingly.
  • Provide interface documentation to wiring design, software architect(s), and other engineering design groups.
  • Lead and participate in scrum teams to develop industry-leading, high-quality, reliable electronic systems, software and architecture. Manage engineering and project management processes to maintain schedule, budget, and functionality.
  • Keep current with emerging industry trends in the field of automotive / commercial vehicle E/E systems, network architecture and technology.
  • Up to 10% travel (domestic and international).


  • BSEE or equivalent degree required.
  • Master's degree and PE license preferred.
  • 2+ years of design or development experience with automotive or commercial vehicle ADAS (Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems) control systems /code and /or architecture preferred.
  • Experience in design and application of automotive electronic control modules, switches, driver input devices, software, or HMI elements.
  • Experience with automotive or commercial vehicle networks, such as CAN. SAE J1939 and LIN preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Six Sigma disciplines and tools preferred.
  • Proficiency using Requirements Management tools and Systems Engineering tools desired. Experience using Matlab/Simulink, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS, IBM Rational Team Concert, Sparx Enterprise Architect, and/or HP Quality Center is a plus.
  • Engineering knowledge of heavy duty commercial truck systems and regulations preferred.
  • Experience in product development and new product implementation.
  • Willing to learn and use new engineering processes and techniques and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with personal computer software including project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, and be results oriented.

Why work for PACCAR/Kenworth?

  • 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
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans for you and your family.
  • Paid Time Off - vacation, paid holidays and sick leave.
  • 401k with 100% company match, AND a company paid pension plan after 5 years.
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education - eligible after 1 year of service.

Additional Job Board Information

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.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Architecture, Embedded, Informatics, Medical, Engineer, Engineering, Technology, Healthcare

Keywords: PACCAR, Kirkland , Embedded Systems Architect Job, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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