Software Developer

Mount Vernon, WA
$84,000 - $131,700 / Year 
Senior level

Job Description

Software Developer

Requisition Summary

This position is responsible for creating and maintaining manufacturing testers and software programs to support the testing and validation of electrical and electronic truck components.

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 designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines 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!

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Develops computer-based software to take electrical/electronic measurements and digital readings.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts projects of moderate scope with minimal supervision.
  • Analyzes project requests, discusses project requirements with requestors, and formulates preliminary project plans, budgets, and schedules.
  • Interprets software function requirements to develop functional test steps.
  • Executes software tests and records results.
  • Determines root cause when defects are found.
  • Creates automated tests, when possible, to maximize test efficiency
  • Writes reports, as appropriate, incorporating results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Develops and improves test methodologies
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and productive work relations and communication with internal and division departments
  • Travel up to 15%, 4 - 5 times per year domestic and international. Must have a valid passport or ability to obtain one in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications Skills

  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to summarize technical issues and communicate effectively
  • Ability to manage personal workload and willingness, flexibility, and initiative to respond to shifting time and project demands
  • Ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications Skills

  • Familiarity with Controller Area Network (CAN) operation, especially J1939
  • Knowledge and interest in robotics
  • Familiarity with Communications Protocols used in industry such as RS232, RS485 and CAN
  • Familiarity with Session Layer Protocols such as OBD2 and J1939
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SQL


  • BS in Computer Science preferred, or AA with 3+ years’ experience.


  • Act with Integrity
    • Demonstrates principled leadership and sound business ethics
    • Shows consistency among principles, values, and behavior; builds trust with others through own authenticity and follow-through on commitments
    • Promotes and demonstrates inclusive behavior
    • Encourages organizational and individual responsibility toward the community and the environment
  • Demonstrate Adaptability
    • Handles challenges confidently
    • Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and ambiguity
    • Shows resilience in the face of constraints or adversity
    • Demonstrates flexibility
    • Rapidly learns new tasks
    • Handles feedback well and learns from it
    • Seeks opportunities to work cross-functionally
  • Drive for Results
    • Drives for results and success
    • Conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure
    • Persists despite obstacles and challenges
    • Works safely to protect the safety of oneself and others
  • Influence Others
    • Demonstrates inclusive behaviors; relates to all people in an open, friendly, accepting manner. Actively listens, considers, and seeks to understand points of view of others and fosters an environment where all people feel respected and valued
    • Gains support and commitment from others
    • Develops effective relationships
    • Recognizes and effectively balances the interests and needs of one’s own group with those of the broader organization
    • Communicates in a clear manner with people at various levels
    • Creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel
  • Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
    • Demonstrates continuous learning by staying current on emerging technologies and best practices in the industry and own professional field
    • Recognizes the need for new or modified approaches
    • Generates new ideas
    • Goes beyond the status quo

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 Software Developer is $84,000 - $131,700 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.


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