Software Engineering Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Bengaluru, India


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:

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Software Engineering Manager on Wabtec Flagship Dispatch Product called Precision Dispatch System (PDS).

The Manager - Software Engineering is a key leadership position responsible for organizational management, applying knowledge of management, software development methodologies, best practices, and proven processes to deliver a quality software product on budget, within planned schedule with quality and product compliance. This specific position will manage the Precision Dispatch system teams located in Wabtec, Bangalore. Network Optimizations business has a growing set of rail-road customers and maintains a distributed engineering team operating in a dynamic environment. Network Optimizations is part of Wabtec Digital Electronics BU.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate very strong Engineering Leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills with thorough understanding of product development and successful problem definition, decomposition, estimation and resolution
  • Provide guidance & coaching to the engineers in the team while working cross-functionally with global engineering teams, systems engineering, program managers, technology leaders and downstream operations and support teams to ensure on-time execution with on-target quality and cost of programs.
  • Responsible for building a world class software development team.
  • Deliver the application and services to validate and ensure the product meets overall budget, operational and quality standards
  • Influence the decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams, aligning with cross-functional team owners to understand the initiatives and implementations
  • Management of vendor partnership as needed 
  • Responsible for managing the work deliverables of the platform/product/solution.
  • Managing multiple agile team/s, influencing (potentially) more agile teams, fostering collaboration within local and global engineering groups to share designs & best practices
  • Leadership is demonstrated through team leadership/knowledge in a specific technical area.
  • Coach, mentor and lead a diverse group of lean/agile software and user experience
  • Places emphasis on not only attracting talent but also retaining and growing it
  • Facilitate communication of technical and business information between organizations and within group.
  • Instilling a rigorous software delivery process mindset and aligning to standard DevOps practices
  • Resource management by working closely with program managers to assign, monitor and continually assess multiple projects simultaneously and make priority calls based on business objectives and associated risks
  • Set goals and objectives for the team aligned with the business goals and objective and monitor them to ensure successful team deliverable.
  • Define roles and responsibilities for direct reports, conduct performance appraisals and participate in salary planning, promote professional growth through timely performance feedback, coaching, mentoring and guiding.
  • Ensure company compliance initiatives and training requirements are implemented within group.
  • Act as the change agent for the team, continuously improving both tools and processes working with the engineering leadership team.

Minimum Qualifications_:_ (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in ECE / EEE /Computer Science / IT or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent with expertise in programming languages like Java, HTML, CSS, Spring boots -MicroServices, , react/Angular and related Cloud and UI technologies.

  • 10-12 years of professional experience (including technical SKILLS) in the software development and engineering domain or software quality engineering

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an engineering leadership / management role with people management for medium to large projects and teams

  • Experience in software management through at least 2+ complete product life-cycles

  • Experience in delivering high quality software outputs with comprehensive understanding of Agile software development principles

  • Proven experience working with global development teams and building close working relationships to drive and nurture positive relations with other make centers.

  • Strong influencing skills, communication skills and demonstrated analytical skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self starter and able to set direction for self and others when uncertainty exists

  • Minimal supervision to perform Engineering Manager duties

  • Proactive work ethic to energetically identify risks and mitigate them

  • Attention to detail to create plans and track status

  • Ability to flex leadership style to persuade and motivate teams.

  • Adapts to new environments and changing requirements. Pivots quickly as needed.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Employee able to travel if needed less than 10%
  • Employee able to use a computer for programing and interacting with his team.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • ITC Green Center, Bangalore


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.