LEAD - Information Technology

Wabtec Corporation

Pittsburgh, PA


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.


Are you passionate about growing your leadership, business acumen, and technical skills while building the foundation of a career with unlimited potential? Do you want to gain real-world experience by working on important, challenging projects with real business impact alongside some of the brightest technical minds in the world? Then let’s kick-start your career in Wabtec’s LEAD IT rotational development program.  

Over the course of 2 years, you’ll partner with the program to develop a slate of diverse assignments across IT and Software Development that align to both business objectives and your career goals. You will gain a breadth of experience across the business, with assignments in project & product management, data & analytics, IT Operations, software development (and more!) that will expose you to some of the most exciting emerging technologies and trends - AWS, machine learning, cyber security, and DevOps to name a few. But that’s not all! Your program experience will include leadership and technical training, contributions to program operations, exposure to senior leadership, and development of a lifelong network of professionals and friends.

Program Structure:

  • Full-time, two-year development program where members work within the Wabtec’s IT function alongside experts

  • Four, six-month rotational assignments covering diverse projects focused on product management, data & analytics, IT Operations, software development supporting critical functions such as Operations, Services, Digital Electronics, Engineering and Finance

  • Experiential learning and IT coursework focused on technical training, leadership, and business acumen

Eligibility Requirement:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, CIS, Computer Engineering, IT Security, ITM, Informatics, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, MIS, Security and Risk Analysis or relevant STEM majors with experience in Software or IT; or graduate of a software/IT accelerator program

  • Minimum cumulative 3.0/4.0 GPA or equivalent

  • Graduating by December 2022/January 2023 or May/June 2023

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills

  • A strong commitment to a career in technology with a passion and aptitude for both software and information technology

  • Up-to-date with current industry standards, trending software, and information technology development tools

  • Prior intern, co-op, or research experience in IT, software, or relevant area

  • Solves technical challenges through regular application of common design patterns and identify appropriate patterns for use in problem solving

  • Ability to understand coding standards that meet and deliver desired functionality using the technology selected for the project

  • Strong customer focus, ability to understand the value proposition for the customer, and commitment to deliver the best value proposition

  • Able to engage positively across multiple departments to establish clarity, vision, and mutual trust to achieve business goals

  • Demonstrated program / project management skills working on and leading teams

  • Leadership experience inside and/or outside the classroom

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to articulate technical problems in clear and simple terms

  • Contributes to creative solutions and challenges the status quo

  • Proactively learns new tools and identifies opportunities for improvement and promotes their adoption


  • Core locations in Pittsburgh, PA; Chicago, IL; & Erie, PA

  • Other possible locations include, but not limited to Fort Worth, TX; Melbourne, FL; Grove City, PA; Atlanta, GA

  • Relocation lump sum may be provided for those who qualify

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently communicating with others to exchange information

  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing

  • Frequently remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods

  • Frequently repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers

  • Frequently assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned

Work Environment:

  • The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable environmental elements are generally absent during normal performance of job

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.