Advanced Lead Engineer - MCA Platform Software

Wabtec Corporation

Bengaluru, India


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary/Purpose

Design, implement, and test the MCA Platform Software architecture, including Board Support Packages (BSP), OS, Core Platform Software services, and Middleware applications.

MCA (Modular Control Architecture) is the Next Gen Locomotive Control Architecture that modernizes the electronics, software, applications, and network communication compared to previous generations of locomotive controls. MCA has been a journey of Controls development to incrementally update aspects of various locomotive types, including Evo, AC44, Dash 9, and FLX locomotives, with the objective of improving software quality, improving engineering productivity, meeting cyber security expectations, all while addressing the latest customer needs.

Essential Responsibilities

This MCA Platform Software Engineer will focus on delivering and sustaining an integrated series of BSPs, core software services, and middleware applications that are foundational to the MCA architecture. The Engineer will contribute to the definition of the strategy on which technologies to leverage, which security practices to employ, and will be responsible for implementing those strategies. This responsibility is cross functional in nature and requires close collaboration amongst various MCA teams.

In this role, you will:

  • Design, develop, maintain, and test MCA Platform SW: BSP, Platform Services, MCA Middleware applications to connect MCA Platform with Business Logic applications
  • Ensure MCA Platform SW is robust against expected configurability, performance, cyber security, and quality requirements
  • Review and refine control system-level requirements to understand design intent and reconcile with MCA Platform capabilities
  • Derive MCA Platform software requirements and interfaces from system requirements, allocate them to MCA Platform software components
  • Develop, review, and execute hardware/software and software/software test plans for unit testing and MCA Platform integration testing
  • Lead and participate in MCA Platform software troubleshooting efforts to root cause failures and defects on the various test environments
  • Prepare and present technical design decisions and results to internal and external customers
  • Ensure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Participate in, or lead as appropriate, design and code reviews.
  • Support V&V through validation test cases execution on various test environments
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues, risks, or developments
  • Plan individual work for assigned MCA platform software features as input to project plans
  • Drive process improvements and simplification initiatives to improve quality and productivity
  • Prepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the business

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years’ software engineering experience
  • Experience in developing, modifying, and debugging device drivers, bootloaders, or board support packages
  • Experience with Linux OS on embedded systems
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel internals (scheduling, memory management, IPC, file systems, etc)
  • Experience with hardware/software integration
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with C/C++, Bash, Python
  • Experience developing and testing embedded software
  • Understanding of CI/CD software engineering practices
  • Experience defining system-software designs and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including requirements management, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, defect tracking, testing, and operations
  • Ability and willingness to support hands-on validation in simulation laboratory and on-locomotive
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with ARM development, Data Distribution Service (DDS), Embedded RTOS, GoogleTest
  • Experience contributing to the design of new embedded systems
  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering with SysML
  • Ability to prioritize and manage tradeoffs effectively to meet overall objectives

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.