Hardware lead engineer

  • Aanbod Depending on knowledge and experience
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8249000
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER, In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche Manufacturing

Over deze vacature

We are looking for an Hardware Lead Engineer, preferable a candidate who have worked at a first tear suppliers who would like to join an OEM.


Function description we are looking for an ambitious Hardware Lead Engineer with profound automotive and embedded electronics knowledge. Together with the Product Owner and the Control System Architect, you will work on our next generation powertrain controller for engine and after treatment functions. This controller will be used for all PACCAR engines that are applied by DAF and all other Paccar brands (Kenworth/Peterbilt) worldwide.

As Hardware Lead Engineer you are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Definition and management of hardware and base software requirements throughout the development cycle and after release to production (SOP)
  • Coordination of validation activities, support in defect analysis and resolution planning with appropriate stakeholders
  • Creation of development deliverables according DAF Product Creation Process (PCP)
  • Alignment with all internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Software Team, Marketing, After Sales, Manufacturing , Purchasing and Supplier)
  • Prepare system documentation for release to Manufacturing and After Sales


DAF Trucks N.V. in Eindhoven is part of the PACCAR Inc., which is one of the biggest global players in the heavy-duty truck industry. The known truck brands of PACCAR are Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. Within PACCAR Inc.

Department The department Embedded Engineering is responsible for the development of electronic vehicle systems. The foundations of these systems (hardware and base software) are developed together with various automotive suppliers. The appropriate application software is defined and implemented by a dedicated software team within Embedded Engineering.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to DAF. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension, lease car, bonus model)
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative, result-oriented and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies


Thereby we are looking for candidates with the following profile:

  • Bachelor / Master in Electrical Engineering or Automotive Technology
  • 5+ years of experience in Embedded Systems development and knowledge of o ECU and PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design and industrialization
  • AUTOSAR principles and guidelines for Automotive safety (ISO 26262)
  • In-vehicle communication (CAN/LIN/Ethernet) and Diagnostics (UDS)
  • Development processes (SPICE/CMMI) and methods (Design For Six Sigma)
  • Hands-on experience with circuit or harness simulators (e.g. Spice and Saber Design)
  • The ideal candidate has experience as an electrical engineer in an OEM
  • Strong in communication and collaboration across different groups having varying levels of expertise and skills
  • Competences to plan and organize all work packages related to your system and monitor progress during development (internal and from/towards supplier)
  • Fluent English language required, Dutch verbal and written preferred
  • In this role you’ll be reporting to the supervisor of the Hardware team and the responsible Product owner (Project/Line matrix organization)