C++ System Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Wabtec Corporation

Brunnthal, Germany


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: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

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.

ANNAX, part of Wabtec Corporation, provides passenger information systems for long- and short distance trains, trams, and subways. ANNAX develops turnkey solutions including features like public and automatic announcements, travel information, infotainment, passenger emergency calls, video surveillance, operator and conductor control interfaces, seat reservation, passenger counting and fleet management. ANNAX has sites in Germany, Switzerland, and China, but our passenger information systems can be found all over the world. 

To support our System Software Team in Brunnthal, Germany, we are looking for a

C++ System Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Our passenger information system consists of up to 200 Ethernet devices. As a System Software Engineer, you will work within the complexity of a distributed embedded Linux system.

Dealing with IP network configurations and protocols, databases, real time audio and video streaming and cyber security requirements are just some of the challenging aspects of your daily work, along with devices’ diagnostics and updates, and their compatibility to third party devices.

By applying your knowledge and expertise, you will orchestrate all devices to perform a unique passenger experience in the vehicle.


·         design module and framework extensions with OO methods

·         define tasks and work packages

·         develop, test, document and review code

·         maintain and enhance build systems

·         configure and integrate ANNAX software and Linux services

·         analyze and fix issues

·         apply cyber security rules

·         live clean code principles

·         evaluate and elaborate new technologies

Knowledge and tools

·         C++

·         Python, Bash is considered an asset

·         Unit Testing

·         UML

·         Linux, embedded Linux

·         IP devices, networks, protocols

·         SQL databases

·         documentation with doxygen, sphinx and plantuml

·         building using gcc, make, cmake, conan, yocto

·         administration of code with svn, git, gitlab

·         experience in embedded hardware is considered an asset


·         bachelor or master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or similar

·         experience in rail industry is considered an asset

·         fluent in German and English

·         motivated, independent personality

·         interested in distributed systems and enjoy working with them

·         willing to travel occasionally

Successful candidates will be employed under local employment conditions and must already satisfy local employment/work permit and residency regulations.

*Please note that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalized agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.


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.