Senior Systems Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Los Angeles, CA


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 Overview

The Senior Systems & Solutions Architect will develop and deploy complex integrated solutions and systems for the Rail/Transit industry.  The Solution Architect role will own the Wabtec solutions we propose, implement, and deliver to our customers.

Development of a standard process, data driven estimation, and standard solution conceptual designs is an initial priority of the Solutions Architect.

For executing projects, the Solutions Architect will be relied upon for technical oversight of the project at milestone reviews, an available resource for risk mitigation activities, and designated as top tier escalation path for project critical technical issues.   Solutions Architects are also expected to act as Project Engineering Leads when necessary.

Beyond projects and proposals, the Solutions Architect will facilitate communications with Project Engineering Leads (PELs) to ensure emergent issues, solution modifications, and lessons learned are shared with the projects through the PELs.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Lead the way on developing new engineering or business opportunities in technically related markets.  Identify problem spaces and candidate solutions.

·       Lead Engineering in bid and proposal efforts for Wabtec by providing technical leadership and guidance on the proposed solution, cost estimation, and technical proposal documentation.

 ·       Provide input and participate in strategic planning with a focus on technology enhancements, industry trends, and long-term solution vision.

·       For approved strategic technical initiatives, plan and oversee the execution of the initiative from inception to completion.

·       Provide technical expertise and troubleshooting for all projects as a top tier escalation path.

·       Facilitate information sharing and technical interchanges with Project Engineering Leads to ensure technical coordination amongst the projects.

·       Identify and implement process improvement initiatives through process development, documentation, training and oversight.

·       Participate in customer facing technical interchange meetings to represent Wabtec Engineering and the greater engineering community.


  • Candidates for this role should possess a STEM Bachelor’s degree and five years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced STEM degree and three years of prior relevant experience
  • 4+ years in a Systems Engineering or Software Engineering Role
  • 4+ years’ experience in complex software-based systems
  • 4+ years’ experience in Rail Industry Based Systems or Operations is preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience in Systems Architecture, Software Architecture, Lead Engineer or Solutions Architecture

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.