Software Engineering Intern

Wabtec Corporation

Winnipeg, Canada


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.

Employee type: Fixed-Term, Full-Time (Summer 2023)

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Role Summary: 

Development and Support of Embedded Software related to Industrial Electronics platforms for Wabtec’s Train Performance and Automation. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and able to work on their own or in a multidisciplinary engineering team environment to ensure Software Products meet release standards.


  • Act as a member of the Software Center of Excellence, representing the face of high-quality design and development practices
  • Collaborate with system engineers, frontend developers and software developers to implement solutions that are aligned with and extend shared platforms and solutions
  • Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean/Agile/XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques
  • Writes codes that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using the technology selected for the project
  • Understand performance parameters and assess application performance
  • Work on core data structures and algorithms and implement them using language of choice


  • Full-time Student in Electrical/Computer Engineering department
  • Programming languages: C/C++, Python, Java, BASH. other object-oriented languages considered beneficial
  • Experience with Windows, Linux operating systems
  • Experience with Linux containers environments like Docker
  • IP Networking, building and managing IP networks experience is beneficial
  • Experience with build systems and pipelines, such as Jenkins

Skills and Characteristics: 

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Quick learner and independent worker who is adaptable, eager, flexible and organized 
  • Passion for working with and learning about technology 
  • Seeks to understand problems thoroughly before implementing solutions. Asks questions to clarify requirements when ambiguities are present
  • Follow structured design methodology and consider full product life cycle 
  • Good time management skills and able to consistently meet deadlines

Curious nature and intuition for investigating anomalous situations

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.