Software 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:

Assist in the design and development of test scripts, software, and test fixtures to validate the products manufactured at Wabtec Railway Electronics (WRE) operate properly.  WRE is a leading supplier of technology-based products and services for the rail and transit industries.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of hardened production tests including:
    • Research, define, design, analyze, and validate new production tests for new products for railroad applications.
    • Assist with the development of test requirements/specifications, project plans, and other engineering project documentation.
    • Develop production test scripts, software, and test fixtures to verify production hardware.
    • Develop production support documentation, including, but not limited to test procedures and test fixture documentation.
  • Represent WRE on a technical basis to both customers and suppliers.
    • Provide testing information to customers on an as needed basis.
    • Collaborate with suppliers to resolve issues in production both at the supplier and WRE locations.
    • Provide required information for installing new releases of test software and hardware.
  • Help to define and promote standardized tools.
  • Review designs of other engineers for completeness, accuracy, cost efficiency, and compliance to specifications.
  • Participate in design and project reviews.
  • Investigate and resolve product failures.
  • Maintain products, tests and test fixtures throughout their life cycle.
  • Train production personnel on new or revised tests.
  • Follow WRE ISO development process.


  • BS in Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of electrical, software, mechanical, test development and systems interactions.
  • Knowledge of TestStand, LabView and Python preferred.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to apply knowledge effectively towards solving real problems.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely.
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, results-oriented and a clear focus on quality.


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.