Principal 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.

Job Overview:

Principal Developer on Wabtec Flagship Dispatch Product called Precision Dispatch System (PDS).You will work in a fast paced Agile team environment and be responsible for developing and testing software solutions for new functionality, remediating defects in existing functionality, and contributing to team success.

The software you develop will be destined for services to be deployed in a cloud based architecture using the latest software development techniques. You will be providing senior level Java language software programming services and be the lead JAVA architect for your respective agile team.

In this role, you will:

  • You will be leading the development and integration of PDS and responsible for designing, implementing and testing new services using the Java language in the Quarkus framework.
  • Provide Java language expertise and mentoring to other developers on the team.
  • Provide Java language code reviews to agile team members
  • Write code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using the technology selected for the project
  • Engage subject matter experts in successful transfer of complex domain knowledge
  • Understand performance parameters and assess application performance
  • Play a critical role of integrating all the deferent technical aspects of PDS to ensure all teams are following same standards and we are building a highly available, reliable and scalable cloud native application.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • 15+ years Software Industry experience (Development and Architecture)

  • 8+ years developing microservices using Java Frameworks like Quarkus or SpringBoot or similar

  • Effective and productive software engineer in Remote working environment

  • Strong Java programming skills

  • Strong experience building and developing microservices in a cloud native environment (AWS,GCP, Azure, OpenShift).

  • Strong CI/CD experience

  • Experience building Avro schema’s and using a schema registry.

  • Messages and eventing services: KAFKA/JMS/ AMQP

  • Strong experience in container technology

  • Database schema changes using Liquibase or similar

  • Strong security background and experience with Authentication/Authorization using Open ID Connect (OIDC) or Java Web Toolkit (JWT)

  • Defect investigation and reproduction

  • Debugging developed code

  • Build processes and tools (JENKINS)

  • Agile Development experience

  • Railroad or previous Dispatch Experience is a big plus.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Personal Attributes:

  • Effective remote working skills to learn new environment, domain, product with minimal time

  • Self-starter and able to set direction for self and others when uncertainty exists

  • Proven ability to provide Services & Java mentoring and coaching to others on team

  • Highly effective and efficient troubleshooting skills

  • Highly effective communications skills

  • Technical ownership and drive to complete tasks on schedule

  • Seeks to understand problems thoroughly before implementing solutions.

  • Identifies opportunities for innovation and offers new ideas.

  • Adapts to new environments and changing requirements. Pivots quickly as needed. When coached, responds to need & seeks info from other sources

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.