Software Test Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Cedar Rapids, IA


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:

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. This includes the review and analysis of software requirements specifications, functional specifications, and software design documents for testability as well as to develop and document requirements for test automation software.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in requirements, design, and functional specification reviews at varying levels within the system
  • Writing test plans and test procedures to perform system and system integration testing
  • Writing manual and automated test scripts with the aid of test tools and simulators
  • Testing hardware and software against the system requirements and interface specification requirements
  • Working closely with the internal and external design/test teams in identifying problems
  • Document identified problems with enough detail and in a manner that supports resolution
  • Produce periodic status and operational reports
  • Make independent technical contributions in-support of program objectives, as well as interacting with other Wabtec or contract engineers and customers
  • Occasional travel requirements



  • A degree in a computer science or computer engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of related software test engineering experience with hands on experience testing/debugging software
  • Experience analyzing system requirements in a test environment.
  • Experience preparing test design documents, test plans, or test procedures
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux
  • Knowledge of programming languages (Python, C/C++ & XML Preferred)
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely
  • Self-driven, quick learner, results-oriented and a clear focus on high quality
  • Experience with application lifecycle management tools and software change management, requirements management and traceability, test case development and workflow management
  • Experience in developing programmatic solutions for test automation

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.