Engineering Technical Leader- Program Management

Wabtec Corporation

Bengaluru, India


Position summary

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Engineering Technical Leader, Program Management- Locomotive Controls and Software , Bangalore

Role Summary/Purpose - The Program Manager for Locomotive Controls and Software will have complete responsibility for programs requiring delivery of locomotive control software to Wabtec’s many global customers of Freight locomotives running various control systems and platforms.  This role shall govern the entire software development lifecycle for a given program after receipt of order to software delivery.  This role will be responsible for scope control, schedule, and cost internally to the Controls and Software organization.   This role will interface to internal and external customers to represent the controls organization for a given program. These interfaces include systems engineering, production, field services, and occasionally customers.  This role should have experience in systems engineering, controls systems, embedded software development, and/or software testing. 

The responsibilities will include work that is less defined in scope, applying concepts to issues of high/moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning, thereby effecting both short-term and long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities –

  • Receive hand-off from locomotive commercial team for scope required to be delivered by the Controls and Software organization
  • Collect and understand software requirements presented at Tollgate and evaluate budget in ESR
  • Create detailed software project schedule utilizing Microsoft Project to identify dependencies and critical path.
  • Complete tradeoff comparisons considering scope, cost, and schedule to select optimal program plans for the software releases
  • Consolidation of product and program requirements with multiple stakeholders from P&Ls
  • Work with the Engineering Operations team and program budget owner to ensure approved budget is loaded and track the overall performance of the engineering team to adhere to the budget
  • Work with a matrixed organization including design engineers, software developers, and validation engineers to ensure the software development lifecycle is followed in accordance with the Tollgate process
  • Create Software Release Plan and ensure proper software features are mapped to the plan
  • Work with engineers and PEs to ensure Design Reviews and Action Items required for program completion are addressed
  • Drive completion of Subsystem Design Specifications and Validation plans, as needed for the software program schedule.
  • Work with the software and test organization for sprint planning for new program features and release branch creation
  • Communicate project status, schedules, upcoming deliverables, risks, issues, and technical solutions between various stakeholders. Method of communications to include, but not limiting to, design reviews, operational reviews, and core team meetings.
  • Facilitate meetings for conflict resolution and priority calls to ensure the progress of the software requirements
  • Mentor and guide engineers on program team as it relates to program deliverables
  • Work with Quality, eServices, and Field Services to ensure on-time deployment of software.

Qualifications/Requirements –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an Engineering position, preferably in control systems
  • 5 years of experience partnering with business teams and influencing stakeholders in a matrixed organization
  • Good understand of the entire Product Lifecycle

Desired Characteristics –

  • Minimum of 4 years in program, project, technical leadership, or subsection management
  • Understanding of both waterfall and agile software development lifecycles
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Understanding of Configuration Management as applicable to the locomotive installed base
  • Demonstrated leadership in influencing a cross-functional teams
  • Ability to formulate strategies with Senior Management and demonstrate experience in implementing these strategies
  • Proven track record of delivering results with a cross-functional team and leading teams in a dynamic business environment
  • Change agent capable of influencing all organizational levels, internally and externally to the core team
  • Embrace culture of Collaboration, Innovation, Customer Centricity, Safety, Compliance, and Quality
  • Drive & facilitate process improvements
  • Customer facing and service experience with a passion for customer delivery
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective team player and facilitator
  • Effective team building and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Passion for process and delivering quality product on-time

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

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