Cybersecurity Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Platform

Lewisville, TX, US, 75067


PACCAR is a global leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality premium trucks.

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PACCAR Embedded Engineering organization has an immediate opening for a Cybersecurity Engineer - Embedded Systems to join our team in Lewisville, TX.


Company Information

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 powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR’s premium trucks and transportation solutions drive the world to a better future.

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!


Organization Information


PACCAR Embedded Engineering is a rapidly expanding organization that is transforming the way control systems and software are developed for commercial vehicle applications. This includes developing the latest vehicle controls, display technology, and autonomous truck solutions that exceed customer expectations. You will collaborate with an international, cross-functional team focused on driving superior technical solutions that maximize customer uptime and operating efficiency. Successful applicants will demonstrate individual creativity in addressing challenges and opportunities while working within a supportive team to develop industry-leading solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty truck industry.


Position Summary

PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering department, which serves both Kenworth and Peterbilt, has an opening for an Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer. The Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for performing threat modeling and risk assessments on embedded on-truck components and the interfacing devices that control vehicle data and functionality. The ideal candidate will have the ability to define security controls for system-level design and coordinate with the distributed global team for managing security scope during development activities. The candidate will collaborate with non-security professionals to provide feedback on vehicle architecture and system interfaces ensuring secure design practices are followed as well as breaking down the security implementation with the internal enterprise IT security team to ensure security goals are achieved. The Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer will have industry-level responsibility to participate in global knowledge-sharing events, such as AutoISAC, to ensure the industry continues to move forward with emerging technology.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Perform risk and threat assessments of current and future-model vehicle systems.
  • Participate in the prioritization of incident responses and treatment plan definitions.
  • Lead updates to software and hardware 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.
  • Coordinate with IT Security to 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.
  • Drive Cybersecurity Designs to adhere to regulations of product-implemented markets.


Qualifications & Skills

  • B.S. in Cybersecurity, Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant degree required.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean, collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good planning/tracking skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel for scheduled meetings up to 10% of the time.


Desired Skills & Attributes

  • Familiarity with AGILE software development processes.
  • Familiarity with requirements tracking and software test/validation 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.


Why work for PACCAR?

  • Global Fortune 500 Company with a wide array of growth and development opportunities.
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their fields.
  • Support and/or design the commercial vehicles of the future with a focus on emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous trucks.


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 include wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more


Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR promotes equal employment opportunities by implementing policies and practices that ensure employees and applicants are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or other legally protected status. This applies to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, termination, rates of pay, and other conditions of employment.

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