Senior Product Owner

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.


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. This role is a Product Owner for one Software Development team consisting of software developers and testers on a Wabtec Customer Project.  You will use Agile processes to provide the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements captured as Agile Features and/or User stories and partner with the team to determine what can be delivered through balancing the need for new features, defects, and technical debt.  The Product Owner will own the dev team delivery commitments, the dev team backlog, and its prioritization, and will coordinate the team's delivery commitments to be aligned with the larger customer project commitments. You will work very closely with the Wabtec NS Project Manager, Technical Director, Test Manager, other NS Project Product Owners, and the Dispatch Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interactions with Customers, Product Manager, and Lead Product Owner to elaborate requirements into actionable Features and user Stories

  • Elaborate requirements into Features and User Stories, including strong acceptance criteria and requirement traceability.

  • Translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories

  • Reviews Features and user Stories with the customer, Product Manager, and Lead Product Owner to ensure they meet customer and product needs

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

  • Understand security and compliance requirements; establish seamless integration with Cyber Security and Compliance teams

  • Ensures Development team Features and User Stories meet DoR & DoD

  • Accept/Reject Development Team Features/User Stories and defects.

  • Use software industry standard tools to plan and track features and user stories such as Rally or similar.

  • Own and manage the team backlog; continuously order and prioritize to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog are always ready

  • Organize and Facilitate Development Team Sprint DEMOs

  • Provides Status on Development team progress against sprint plan

  • Lead efforts to drive resolution of production issues across support and engineering teams

  • Lead & Represent Development team at project Sprint DEMOs

  • Leads Sprint Planning meetings

Minimum Qualifications_:_

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Technology, or Engineering

  • 7+ years of Software Industry experience

  • 4+ years as Product Owner for SW dev team in Agile Process

  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Railroad or Dispatch Experience

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

  • Minimal supervision to perform Product Owner duties

  • Proactive work ethic to energetically identify risks and mitigate them

  • Attention to detail to create Feature Stories, user Stories, DoD

  • Ability to flex leadership style to persuade and motivate teams

  • Adapts to new environments and changing requirements. Pivots quickly as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • Employee able to travel if needed less than 10%

  • Employee able to use a computer for programming and interacting with his team.

Work Environment:

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

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

Relocation assistance is available for those who meet the eligibility criteria

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.