Systems Software Developer III

Job description

Inside the Role

As the application owner and lead developer for VEPS, you are at the heart of designing Electronic Control Unit (ECUs) flash tools at DTNA. In this role, you will be a key contributor and an empowered leader translating engineering requirements into real world manufacturing applications. This role is highly collaborative, and you will be working closely with cross functional teams in Mechatronics, Manufacturing, Service, and Quality. By leading this collaborative effort, we ensure the flash and parametrization process meets all DTNA and regulatory requirements. Your expertise with ECUs and your ability to bridge the gap between technical support and engineering requirements will be pivotal in ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of our products.

We Take Care of Our Team

Position offers a starting salary range of $110,500-141,500 USD

Pay offered dependent on knowledge, skills, and experience.

Benefits include annual bonus program; 401k company contribution with company match up to 6% as well as non-elective company contribution of 3 - 7% depending on age; starting at 4 weeks paid vacation; 13+ calendar holidays; 8 weeks paid parental leave; employee assistance program; comprehensive healthcare plans and wellness programs; onsite fitness (at some locations); tuition assistance and volunteer paid time off; short-term and long-term disability plans

What You Drive at DTNA

  • Work closely with engineering, manufacturing, and aftersales teams to gather, define, and document diagnostic requirements for the VEPS application, ensuring alignment with industry standards
  • Tool Development: You drive the continuous development and enhancement of the VEPS application. Your specific focus lies in monitoring production data, identifying emerging problems, and engaging cross functional teams to drive the resolution process
  • Integration: Integrate CAN trace analysis tools, diagnostic requirements, and VEPS-specific functionalities into our flash tool solutions, ensuring seamless and efficient communication within vehicle networks for ECU parameterization
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct rigorous testing and validation of VEPS, to guarantee its reliability and performance in the manufacturing process
  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of tool development, VEPS diagnostic requirements, and test results
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with hardware and software engineering teams to provide insights and recommendations for improving product functionality, especially in the context of VEPS. Oversee offshore contract developers assigned to VEPS

Knowledge You Should Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in ECU flashing and parametrization
  • Basic software development skills. Prior exposure to software development processes
  • Experience in Diagnostic tools and CAN networks. Understanding diagnostic standards like ISO 14229
  • Familiarity with flash programming, diagnostics, and calibration tools for ECU parameterization
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality solutions
  • An attached resume is required

Exceptional Candidates Might Have

  • Proficiency in common CAN analysis tools such as Vector CANoe, Wireshark, CANalyzer, and others
  • Software development skills in .NET or Java
  • Experience with automotive or truck specific ECUs
  • Experience in automotive or truck manufacturing environments
  • IMS Mainframes and complex ECU BOMs (Bill of Material)


Where We Work

This position is open to applicants who can work in (or relocate to) the following location(s)-

Portland, OR US


People are what makes us - everyone makes the difference at Daimler Truck. As one global team, we drive success: from conventional powertrains to the future of sustainable transportation. We build to solve. Constantly pursuing our goals. Our culture. Our daily life.

It’s your impact that makes the difference. Only together, will we achieve more sustainable transportation, reduce our carbon footprint, increase safety on and off the track, develop smarter technology and financial solutions. All essential, to fulfill our purpose for all who keep the world moving. That’s why we rely on each other. We start with listening to your insights, thoughts, and ideas.

Let’s unleash our collective potential to build our future, progress together and lead with the long view. Because everything you do has an impact. It matters. This is what we call impact Culture.

Schedule Type:

Hybrid (4 days per week in-office / 1 day remote). This schedule builds our #OneTeamBestTeam culture, provides an unparalleled customer experience, and creates innovative solutions through in-person collaboration.

At Daimler Truck North America, we recognize our world is changing faster than ever before. By listening to the needs of today, we’re building to solve with cutting-edge solutions in sustainability and future driving technology across electric, hydrogen and autonomous. These solutions, backed by years of innovative success and achievement, continue DTNA’s legacy as the undisputed industry leader. Our evolving brand portfolio is second to none, including Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Demand Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis, and Financial Services. Together, we work as one team towards our envisioned future – building a cleaner, safer and more efficient tomorrow for all.

That is what we are working toward - for all who keep the world moving.

Additional Information

  • This position is not open for Visa sponsorship or to existing Visa holders
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the country the position is located in at the time of application
  • Final candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check
  • Final candidate may be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen
  • Contractors, professional services, or other contingent workers should confirm with their local agency if they are eligible to apply for FTE positions
  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Daimler Truck North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender and transitioning status), genetic information, or veteran status.


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