Senior Manager, Data Science & Applied Innovation

Wabtec Corporation

Bengaluru, India


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.


The Sr Manager for Data Science & Applied Innovation will lead a team of data scientists and machine learning engineers to build and launch new machine learning initiatives within the Digital Advanced Technologies (DAT) organization at Wabtec. DAT is a cross-disciplined entrepreneurial group focused on developing and delivering new transformative digital solutions by leveraging the power of big data and advanced analytics. As the engineering manager for Wabtec’s AI CoE, you will work to build, empower, and grow data scientists and ML engineers throughout the organization. You will be responsible for executing efforts to deliver on strategic initiatives and new AI product development growth targets. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General Responsibilities

    • Drive framework of new AI product development initiatives throughout the business.
    • Establish goals within framework of the technical and financial objectives for the group.
    • Maintain awareness of efforts within the group to assure technical quality excellence, timely completion of work and reviews, appropriate use of resources, and responsiveness to customer/program needs.
    • Facilitate communication of technical and business information between organizations, within work group, and broadly to the industry as required.
    • Communicate with management on technical, organizational, resource and personnel issues
    • Participate in events and industry associations to influence the direction for the business and technology in the segment
    • Provide support counsel and recommendations to management
    • Define and execute cross functional leadership collaboration plans
  • Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and hands-on management for the data science and ML engineering team.
    • Monitoring and reviewing the work of staff members, including conducting annual performance reviews, as well as participating in the annual salary and benefit planning processes.
    • Promote professional growth of team members through feedback, coaching, and counseling, as well as utilizing available development tools.
    • Ensuring staff compliance with company policies, initiatives, and training requirements.

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or another STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) related Major.
  • Minimum of 8 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials.
  • Experience leading teams in the development of various ML solutions from proof of concept, MVP and production architecture.
  • Experience in launching structured and unstructured machine learning initiatives both in the edge and cloud.
  • Experience in the fields of AI/ML, video analytic edge computing, Kubernetes, and Docker solutions
  • Experience working in complex orgs
  • Willingness to travel globally as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in C/C++, Python, GO or similar lagnuages

  • Proficient with computer vision tools such as open CV, Deep Learning Frameworks (Keras, TensorFlow, PyToch)

  • Working knowledge in Cloud, Cloud Native applications and application platforms.

  • Willingness to challenge conventional thinking and traditional ways of operating, and invites stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities.

  • Takes a holistic systems perspective; envisions, compares, and contrasts multiple potential long-range enterprise-wide futures; empathizes with multiple points of view.

  • Strategic and creative thinking to analyze issues that may arise and create solutions.

  • Ability to work autonomously to make decisions and define organizational strategy.

  • Proactively identifies and solves the most complex problems that impact the management and direction of the business.

  • Continuously develops and grows a functional network within the organization to facilitate communication and accelerate resolution of issues as they arise.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

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.