Senior Test Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Germantown, MD


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.

Job Summary:

The Senior Test Engineer (STE) will play a key role in the design, development and maintenance of software test plans, test procedures, and test automation tools used in the validation of the software in our electronic control systems deployed in the rail industry.  The STE will be required to contribute to designing and developing high quality software test processes for a fast-paced environment, as well as support and enhance the entire software development life cycle.

The position requires a highly motivated engineer with the ability to participate collaboratively within a project team as well as develop technical solutions independently, execute test procedures and deliver comprehensive reports.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Wabtec Core Electronics Test Engineering management analyze complex requirements and implement appropriate test strategies and test cases for various projects implementing application software for various Wabtec electronic equipment/ systems.
  • Estimate test coverage needs for various phases (First Pass, Regression, etc.).
  • Develop and execute manual & automated test scripts
  • Develop test plans.
  • Identify, analyze, and document defects, questionable functions, errors, and inconsistencies in software program functions, outputs and content.
  • Manage the test environment.
  • Collaborate with developers, system engineers and test engineers in troubleshooting efforts.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of quality control policies and procedures.
  • Conduct peer reviews on system requirements, test procedures, artifacts and records.
  • Facilitate test plan review meetings with software engineers and other stakeholders on the project.
  • Communicate project status to project team and management.
  • Work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and handle multiple tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering from a recognized educational institute or equivalent experience.

  • 4+ years of software and/ or electronic system testing experience or 7+ year of engineering experience.

  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle.

  • Experience with Requirements Management software such as DOORS or Rational Requisite Pro, IBM CLM, etc.

  • Experience with developing scripts and/ or programs for automation tasks (Perl, Python, MATLAB, LabView, VBScript, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, etc...).

  • High degree of attention to detail.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical or electronics engineering from a recognized educational institute or equivalent experience.

  • 4+ years of experience in software or electronic equipment testing
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills.
  • Able to work within minimal direction/ supervision.
  • Effective oral communication skills. Ability to articulate clearly and concisely.
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, and results-oriented with a clear focus on quality.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

 Added advantage skills:

  • Understanding of agile development methodologies such as Scrum.


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.