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Paccar | Renton, Washington
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Job Description

Embedded System Cyber-Security Engineer

Position Description:

  • Technical lead for security of vehicle electrical/electronic/software systems.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform risk and threat assessments of current and forward-model vehicle systems
  • Participate in prioritization of response
  • Lead updates to software development process standards to incorporate current best practices in secure development techniques and tools
  • Consult with EE system architects to achieve continuous improvement in vehicle security with each future update
  • Disseminate awareness of risks, opportunities, and best practices to key personnel across company locations
  • Collaborate with corporate purchasing and supplier quality to establish standard contract terms and assessments that enhance cyber-security in the supply chain
  • Liaise with IT Security align goals and strategy
  • Maintain ISAC (industry-wide information sharing and analysis center) communications to support risk and threat knowledge sharing
  • Assess technology proposals from external suppliers for their potential to provide effective information security, intrusion detection, and/or protection of vehicle operation
  • Coordinate internal and external assessments, penetration tests, and related security evaluation activity
  • Develop and deliver training to enhance embedded cyber-security knowledge and skill throughout the company


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good planning/tracking skills
  • Competency with standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, etc)
  • Able to learn and use new processes and techniques and resourcefully solve complex technical issues
  • Determined commitment to reliability, value, quality, and safety in all aspects of work
  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation
  • Commitment to continuously learning broader skills in adjacent disciplines
  • 3 or more years of experience in a combination of real-time software, vehicle electronics and controls, embedded systems or similar areas, and information security, penetration testing, threat modeling/analysis, or related fields

Additional Valued Attributes:

  • Familiarity with AGILE software development processes
  • Familiarity with requirements tracking and software test/validation tools
  • Proficiency using Requirements Capture, Simulation, Software Configuration, Defect Tracking/Reporting tools
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas that impact electrical and electronic design, architecture, and functionality
  • 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


About Paccar

PACCAR Inc, operates through two segments: design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket distribution of parts, and finance and leasing services provided to customers and dealers. The Company's finance and leasing activities are principally related to Company products and associated equipment. Other manufactured products include industrial winches. The Company and its subsidiaries design and manufacture heavy-duty diesel trucks, which are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The Truck and Other businesses include a division of the Company, which manufactures industrial winches in two United States plants and markets them under the Braden, Carco, and Gearmatic nameplates. In North America, Australia and 16 European countries, the Company provides financing and leasing arrangements, principally for its manufactured trucks, through wholly owned finance companies operating under the PACCAR Financial trade name. (Source: 10-K)

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