Senior Software Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, 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:

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.

Role Summary:

The Senior Software Manager will grow, manage, and guide a team of controls and software engineers in development of our new control system. This team will own the design, implementation, unit testing, and software integration testing of Matlab/Simulink models and C++ software modules, ensuring that robust software design is defined, developed, tested, and maintained using the latest industry standards and best practices for managing complex software systems.

This role will establish a new sub-section and will look to utilize existing expertise, as well as fostering new talent development as we build a strong control and software development organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Build a high-performing Software team by utilizing existing resource expertise, as well as developing and attracting new talent.

  • Provide hands on leadership, coaching, and training to a team of MatLab/Simulink models and software development engineers.

  • Implement career development plans for the long-term technical and professional growth of the team.

  • Own the full Software development lifecycle for controls applications, platform infrastructure software, and board support packages.

  • Develop testing strategies to ensure high quality code, prevent software defects, and ensure traceability of test plans to requirements

  • Develop, automate, and execute unit testing strategy for Matlab/Simulink models, C++ platform infrastructure software, and board support packages, ensuring requirements and software coverage

  • Ensure requirements and test cases traceability

  • Ensure team adherence to software engineering best practices and process, and on time planning and completion of design reviews

  • Be accountable for the technical quality of work produced by the team, schedule, and budget.

  • Communicate status on software development and integration to engineering leadership

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering discipline

  • Minimum of 10 years’ software engineering experience

  • At least 5 years of experience leading software teams

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the full Software Development Lifecycle

  • Deep understanding of C++ software and firmware development and control software development in MATLAB/Simulink

  • Expertise in the following areas: detailed scheduling, work breakdown structure development, basis of estimates development.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage tradeoffs effectively to meet overall objectives

  • Travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering with SysML with MagicDraw

  • Experience developing control software for the transportation industry

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.