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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! 


Requisition Summary

The Software Quality Supervisor works within the PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization and is responsible for championing continuous improvement and quality of embedded software development in such areas as vehicle security, functional safety, processes, and tools.  PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way software is developed for commercial vehicle applications.  You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team from manufacturing, service, product development, information technology, suppliers, and product validation.  Individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities is encouraged while working within a supportive team to develop superior solutions for the heavy-duty truck industry.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

•    Supervising daily activities of team members, tracking and reporting progress against plans in support of security, quality, functional safety, and process improvement initiatives 

•    Support team in developing and executing vehicle security, quality and functional safety strategies from concept to production

•    Lead North America input into PACCAR global Functional Safety activities specified in Corporate Standards

•    Lead updates to software development process standards to incorporate current best practices in secure development techniques and tools

•    Maintain ISAC (industry-wide Information Sharing and Analysis Center) communications to support risk and threat knowledge sharing

•    Coordinate escalation-level support for critical issues affecting program deliverables

•    Ensure continuous improvement of quality and reliability for all software development activities

•    Collaborate effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of software development, electrical and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, information technology and other professionals to ensure secure, quality software and safe operation of vehicle systems

•    Collaborate with corporate purchasing and supplier quality to establish standard contract terms and assessments that enhance cyber-security in the supply chain

•    Coordinate with suppliers as needed to ensure externally sourced software complies with PACCAR functional safety and security requirements 

•    Staff selection, training, development, and support to continuously improve the team’s quality, productivity, and efficiency

•    Up to 15% travel, including international



•    Bachelor degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent

•    Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment

•    Excellent communication, interpersonal, and planning/tracking skills

•    Competency with standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)

•    Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues

•    Demonstrated success in managing multiple, technically complex, simultaneous projects while responding to dynamically shifting priorities

•    Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong orientation to reliability, value, and quality in all aspects of work

•    Knowledge of Six-Sigma tools and techniques with evidence of process improvements


Desired Skills/Attributes

•    5+ years’ experience in automotive or commercial vehicle systems, including software, electronic controls, switches, driver input devices, and/or HMI is preferred

•    Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck operations and regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas of embedded system focus

•    Knowledge of ISO26262 and ASPICE is preferred

•    Experience in agile work environments preferred

•    Experience with Application Lifecycle Management and System Modeling tools such as IBM DNG, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational Team Concert preferred

•    Experience with structured product development processes

•    Automotive electronic systems engineering skills including multiplex communication systems (especially CAN/J1939), architecture, and control system design and analysis

•    Experience in embedded system cyber-security very highly valued 


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

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For 80 years, Peterbilt has supplied the North American commercial vehicle market with the industry’s most rugged, reliable and efficient products.

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt manufactures on highway, vocational and medium duty trucks that provide value to their owners and pride to their drivers. These vehicles are supported through industry-leading aftermarket programs and a dedicated network of independent dealerships.

Peterbilt takes pride in its rich heritage and traditions, as well as these four enduring values that have shaped and continue to define the meaning of Peterbilt

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