Sr. Software Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Germantown, MD


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:

Wabtec Railway Electronics (Part of WABTEC) develops products for the rail industry such as 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. 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop high quality software products in a fast-paced environment
  • Support and enhance the entire software development life cycle
  • Perform root cause analysis and develop solutions as necessary
  • Accountable for system and software architecture and design, including development and test methodologies 
  • Perform and guide the automation of unit, module, system and regression level testing on various software modules and systems
  • Ensure engineering processes and standards are adhered
  • Develop and execute plans, schedules for R&D and product development projects
  • Work with SW team to ensure Cybersecurity compliance and issue resolution 



Minimum Requirements:

  • BS degree in a technical discipline

  • Proficient in C/C++/C#, Python, PHP, and embedded software development

  • Experience with at least one of following operating systems: Linux, QNX, FreeRTOS

  • Through understanding of RTOS environments, and SDLC

  • Solid work experience with software change management, continuous integration

  • Hands on experience testing/debugging software, firmware and electronic control systems

  • Proficient in RS-232/485, TCP/IP, UDP network programming including multicast

  • Proficient in multi-thread programming using POSIX

  • Knowledge of at least one of hardware architectures including ARM, Intel x86, 16- and 8-bit microprocessors

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge in Cybersecurity standards, and Rail Industry
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies such as Scrum and TDD in an embedded environment
  • Hands on Embedded Linux and QNX experience including device drivers, boot loaders, board support packages and kernel modules
  • Experience working with digital video recording systems and Ethernet protocols
  • Other desirable competencies: Hypervisor, data structures, algorithms, design patterns, GNU toolchain, Unix shells, Ubuntu, RedHat, Eclipse IDE
  • Experience working directly with customers and managing customer issue escalation. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Able to navigate accountability in a cross-functional organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
  • Established project management skills

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.