Embedded System Cyber-Security Engineer Job

Full Time
Renton, WA
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Date: Jun 30, 2017
Location: Renton, Washington
Company: PACCAR
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


Nearest Major Market: Seattle 
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue 
Job Segment: Embedded, Informatics, Engineer, Systems Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Technology, Engineering


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PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services, information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Kenworth Truck Company builds premium commercial vehicles for sale in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia and for export throughout the world. Peterbilt Motors also designs, manufactures and distributes premium commercial vehicles in the US and Canada. DAF Trucks manufactures trucks in the Netherlands, Belgium, Brasil and the United Kingdom for sale throughout Western and Eastern Europe, and export to Asia, Africa, North and South America.

PACCAR Parts operates a network of parts distribution centers offering aftermarket support to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers and customers around the world. Aftermarket support includes customer call centers operating 24 hours a day throughout the year and technologically advanced systems to enhance inventory control and expedite order processing.

PACCAR Financial Services provides finance, lease and insurance services to dealers and customers in 224 countries including a portfolio of more than 175,000 trucks and trailers and total assets in excess of $12 billion. The group includes PACCAR Leasing, a major full-service truck leasing company in North America, with a fleet of over 39,000 vehicles.

Environmental responsibility is one of PACCAR’s core values. The company regularly develops new programs to help protect and preserve the environment and PACCAR has established ambitious goals to further reduce emissions and enhance fuel efficiency in its truck models.

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Company Industry: Automotive
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 10,001+