Software Test Engineer

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.

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Fixed- Term - 18 months

Business Overview:

Wabtec Digital Electronics (Part of WABTEC) develops products for the rail industry such as communications modules, event/video recorders, brake, and train control equipment. This position will give you the opportunity to develop innovative solutions and products for railroad transportation worldwide. Work with a talented team of software, electrical, mechanical, system and test engineers to apply and further develop your embedded software and problem-solving skills.

Job Overview:

Development of Verification and Validation systems related to Industrial Electronics platforms for Wabtec’s Core Electronics Team. This includes planning and execution of manual testing along with the development of hardware and software systems for automated test infrastructure.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and able to work on their own or in a multidisciplinary engineering team environment to ensure products meet release standards, get to market in a timely manner, and stay in the field for their projected life.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and execute, with guidance from senior engineering resources, test plans to evaluate design options and products using a combination of numerical and physical test methods
  • Prepare and present technical data to internal and external customers
  • Test products to defined levels of acceptance and coverage based on product requirements
  • Develop interface hardware and automation software for Board Level and Assembly Level testing
  • Collaborate with engineers of different disciplines (Electronics, Embedded Software, Mechanical, and Manufacturing)
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of relevant company and industry standards for electronics and Software Verification and Validation practices
  • Author and maintain proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Conduct peer reviews on requirements, test plans, test software, test fixtures, and records
  • Facilitate test plan review meetings with software engineers and other stakeholders on the project
  • Develop test plans using Grey Box and Black Box testing models
  • Develop automated regression test suites as part of CI/CD pipelines
  • Follow Agile development methodologies and work effectively in Scrum Teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Electronic circuit knowledge and experience, including use of DMMs, Oscilloscopes, and other related electronic testing equipment
  • Circuit design experience: Schematic design, PCB layout, VHDL coding considered beneficial
  • Programming languages:
  • Experience in at least one of Python, BASH, C, C++, or Java
  • Other object-oriented and scripting languages considered beneficial
  • Linux operating systems experience
  • An understanding of general network design principles including IP and TCP/UDP.

Desired 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
  • Ability to pick up new programming languages and frameworks quickly and effectively
  • 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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in Canada is required.
  • The team regularly works with external testing facilities and customer field test sites throughout North America, and around the World; travelling to these sites to perform product testing may be a requirement of some assignments. Candidates with the desire and ability to travel internationally will be preferred.

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.