Senior Application Architect

Wabtec Corporation

West Melbourne, FL


Position summary

ake 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.

Who will you be working with?

Wabtec's Precision Dispatch System (PDS) is an advanced software solution that provides real-time train dispatching functions that direct and control the movement of trains over a railroad network. The legacy system is being converted from a monolithic implementation to a cloud native and horizontally scaling platform with high availability aspects. Here you'll interact daily with the PDS conversion team including the overall systems architecture team, multiple development teams, Helpdesk and DevOps teams, and senior technical leadership across the program.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Digital Intelligence group, the application software architect will be responsible for helping lead a large-scale, long-term product strategy centered around native cloud architecture and Java related technologies. In this role, you will lead and coordinate the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction across the product portfolio or product line. Deliver Cloud Native Architecture for large Railroad for an Enterprise scale application that utilizes Microservices Software Development Principles. Work with software development teams to provide software framework components that achieve architectural objectives and accelerate software delivery. Understand security and compliance requirements; establish seamless integration with Cyber Security and Compliance teams. Support Cyber Security procedures for the product portfolio. This is an individual contributor role that reports to Senior Manager, Software Engineering.

What do we want to know about you?

You must have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, MIS, Engineering, or a closely related field of study

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in architecture, software design and cloud technologies

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Java, J2EE

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Microservices is must and Experience in developing large resilient and reliable enterprise applications with microservices architecture (Fault Tolerance Strategies)

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Kafka

  • Proven understanding of software and system level design patterns using Java and related software ecosystems

  • Strong hands-on experience on Red Hat technologies such as Quarkus, JBoss, Red Hat SSO, RHEL Or Spring, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud Technologies and Keycloak, JWT, Open API, Swagger

  • Experience in JPA, Hibernate and Schema evolution

  • Experience and excellent understanding on Event Driven Architecture

  • Advanced understanding of GitLab, SonarQube, Docker, Kubernetes, software design patterns for HA and versioned microservices

We would love it if you had:

  • Hands on experience with Quarkus framework.

  • Hands on experience with CockroachDB is a bonus.

  • Good understanding of Avro and schema registry

  • Experience in using application logging, tracing and performance monitoring frameworks or tools like Open Telemetry, Datadog, ELK Stack.

  • Experience Client side and Server-side load balancing, API Gateway.

  • Proven experience in delivering Highly Available 5-9s application for mission critical system.

  • Ability to understand the technology stack and its impact on the final product. Capable of efficiently conducting customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborate on personas.

  • Experience with Rally, Jira, or other defect/work tracking tools. Capable of generating Agile metrics reports (burn-up, burn-down, velocity, etc.) and interpreting the results for larger audiences.

  • Superior knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle and strong collaboration history with Quality Engineering and Dev Ops teams.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments to others. Ability to break down complex problems and estimate level of effort.

  • Clear communication skills and a strong command of the English language.

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems

  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts

  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices

What will your typical day look like?

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Dispatch technical architecture including tool, shared libraries and runtime efficiency

  • Mentor and teach the engineering teams on best practices

  • Work hand in hand with the Development and DevOps team

  • Drive delivery of configurable product architecture to solve common problems driving towards product architecture vision. Deliver framework components and design guidelines for services and library components.

  • Demonstrate expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity

  • Engage frequently (80%) with the development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions

  • Maintain overall industry knowledge and trends to show leadership to employee base and customers

  • Provide accurate and timely status of Content plan and current execution status to Wabtec engineering leadership

  • Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering team

  • Demonstrates excelling business acumen, knows latest industry trends and is looked at as an internal expert on the product as well as the associated competitive landscape

What about the physical demands of the job?

  • Primarily sedentary work that involves sitting/standing with occasional light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

  • Typically work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment

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

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

  • Frequently communicating with others, verbally and in writing, to exchange information

  • Frequently viewing a computer screen containing small text and information

  • Frequently engaging in repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or finger while using a keyboard

  • Wabtec works in a hybrid model giving employees the flexibility to work remotely on Monday/Friday and in-office Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

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.