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Autonomous Vehicle Platform Integration Engineer



Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Requisition Summary

We are seeking an experienced Autonomous Vehicle Platform Integration Engineer to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. In this role, you will be responsible for vehicle-level integration, calibration, and verification of Level 4 Automated Driving Systems (ADS) interface and vehicle features on PACCAR’s Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AVP). The selected individual will work in a global, cross-divisional, and innovative team to develop and test “Best in Class” vehicle functions for North America.

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 premium medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

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!

Division Information

The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Execute vehicle-level testing on closed-courses and public roads to verify vehicle features and Autonomous Driving System (ADS) interfaces meets PACCAR requirements.
  • Calibrate and verify vehicle control algorithms on Autonomous Vehicle Platforms (AVP) in collaboration with external suppliers and autonomy partners.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to PACCAR divisions and suppliers on a wide variety of AVP development topics including system integration, requirement reviews, failure mode analysis, ISO 26262 and SOTIF work products, and testing demands.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans for requirements verification activities.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve integration and software defects discovered during testing.
  • Manage commissioning, instrumentation, and configuration of prototype vehicles and testing equipment.
  • Identify opportunities and provide input for new initiatives to improve calibration and testing methods for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in automotive industry.
  • Strong systems engineering background including experience interpreting and testing to requirements.
  • Experience with vehicle data acquisition systems and test equipment (e.g. ATI Vision, Vector tool suite).
  • Current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or ability and desire to obtain.
  • Knowledge of vehicle and powertrain management systems and integration.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Desired Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience with autonomous systems development, integration, or testing.
  • Knowledge of vehicle perception sensors (e.g. camera, lidar, radar, ultrasonic) and lateral/longitudinal vehicle control actuators (e.g. torque control, steering, braking).
  • Knowledge of diesel and electric powertrains on Class 5-8 vehicle applications.
  • Good understanding of ISO 26262 and ISO/PAS 21448.
  • Experience with drive-by-wire systems and controls.
  • Experience using software emulation tools to conduct testing.


PACCAR Benefits

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 including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. 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 Autonomous Vehicle Platform Integration Engineer is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.