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Daimler Trucks North America Body Controller Design Engineer II (L6) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

Mechatronics combines mechanical engineering, controls engineering, software design, electronic hardware, sensors and electrical harnesses. A challenging assignment when the department is responsible for safely starting, running and stopping a truck. This includes responsibilities from the batteries to the starter motor, to the engine and transmission, to the instrumentation and safety systems such as radar-based collision mitigation and wireless telematics with GPS, and to finally safely stopping the vehicle with an Antilock Braking System.

The Body Controller Team in Mechatronics Engineering is responsible for developing and integrating intelligent Body Controllers and Power Distribution Modules. This components control many basic vehicle functionalities like exterior and interior lighting, powernet management, drivetrain controls, and dashboard switches. Development is done within a global team of specialists covering all brands of Daimler Trucks and Buses to share designs, experience, and knowledge. This team works closely with customers (internal and/or external) to implement and verify software features, hardware requirements and ensure that controllers are programmable in the factory and serviceable in the field.


  • Develop Software models to implement Mechatronics features into global electronics platforms, using a Matlab/Targetlink toolchain

  • Collaborate with global development teams at MB Trucks and FUSO in feature planning, specification, and implementation

  • Guide Mechatronics feature owners to develop, author, and validate implementation specifications

  • Perform network communication design, SW model development and code generation in alignment with global development team Germany, India, and Japan

  • Perform feature and system troubleshooting and analysis on test benches and test vehicles using Vector tool suite (CANoe/CANalyzer)

  • Manage Body Controller parameters in collaboration with component and feature owners

  • Develop bench testing strategy and concepts and align with global team

  • Manage development and maintenance of automated test cases to evaluate the quality of each software release

  • Manage test activities with local component and feature owners

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS/BA and prefer 2-4 years of relevant experience or 6 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree is required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field is required

  • Experience in model-based software development is required

  • Experience with vehicle systems development and testing is required

  • Experience with identifying and solving the root cause of complex problems is required

  • Experience with component bench testing concepts, planning, and execution is required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Knowledge of Commerical Vehicle systems is preferred

  • Experience with Matlab/Targetlink is preferred

  • Experience with CAN and LIN based vehicle systems is preferred

  • Experience with vehicle diagnostics using UDS is preferred.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Body Controller Design Engineer II (L6)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000FMG