Software Engineer -Virtual Environments

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.

*PLEASE NOTE: The company is unable to offer any sponsorship for this role.

The primary function of this role will be to contribute to the development of the Virtual Simulator (VSIM) platform for Wabtec locomotive products. The focus of this role would be on the evolution & maintenance of the VSIM environment, which is a key enabler of the business, allowing users to load a virtual machine and test locomotive control software integrated with behavioral and plant models simulating the locomotive. 

What will be your key responsibilities?

Develop next generation virtual simulations for locomotive product leveraging VMware/VirtualBox/QEMU/Docker technologies. Work with external stakeholders to adapt the control system to the VSIM environment by means of custom adapters and device drivers in LINUX environment. Contribute to the design for new and existing Simteam platforms as well as troubleshooting of complex issues. Follow a strong software development process and provide working knowledge of standard software development tools including revision control and defect tracking. Develop and maintain the VSIM code base through version control in Git.

What are we looking for?

  • 3+ years of Software Engineering experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer engineering/electrical

  • Experience in virtualization technologies, VMware/VirtualBox/QEMU/Docker

  • Experience with development of real-time or virtual systems in LINUX

  • Hands on experience in C and C++ developing HMI using QT

  • Experience with version control processes, such as Git

  • Experience with device driver and BSP level development

  • Experience in developing automated scripts using Python/Bash/Perl

  • Software/system architecture design & release management

  • Knowledgeable of Real Time Operating System like RT-LINUX/UNIX/QNX based systems

  • Knowledgeable of Communication Protocols like ARCNET/CAN/RS232/Ethernet

  • Working knowledge of both software design/Object oriented techniques

What can you expect from Wabtec?

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.