Advanced Software Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

West Melbourne, FL


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.

Trip Optimizer® is an Energy Management system that is designed to optimize and automate the operation of trains by creating the most fuel-efficient plan that respects the time and train handling constraints of the customer. In this role, this Senior Software Engineer will primarily work with design, software, and validation engineers to support the Trip Optimizer® product.  This role will be responsible for both the development of new functionalities for the product, as well as maintaining and expanding on existing functions of Trip Optimizer®. 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:  

Design and develop high quality software products that align with system and subsystem requirements 

Work closely with the broader business unit to ensure application development meets product specification requirements. 

Perform root cause analysis and develops solutions as necessary 

Develop documentation including software design, requirements, process and architecture documents 

Actively participate in software architecture, design, and code reviews 

Execute and enhance the entire software development lifecycle 

Create and maintain automated unit test cases for new designs 

Investigate and remediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities 

Lead junior engineers in development activities 

Minimum Requirements:  

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field 

Proficient in software design, methods, and architecture approaches 

Knowledge of software engineering principles 

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required 

Minimum of 5 years’ experience with C/C++ software development 

Preferred Additional Skills: 

Experience with Tollgate software development 

Experience with embedded Real Time Operating Systems including QNX Neutrino 

Experience with software configuration management tools such as Gitlab 

Experience with x86 and/or PowerPC micro-processor in a C/C++ environment 

Experience with software analysis tools such as Coverity 

Experience with software unit test automation tools such as VectorCAST 


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.