Staff Software Architect

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:

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.

About Us:

Business Overview:

Wabtec’s Precision Dispatch System (PDS) is an advanced software solution that provides real-time train dispatching functions that direct and control the movement of trains over a railroad network. The legacy system is being converted from a monolithic implementation to a cloud native and horizontally scaling platform with high availability aspects.

Job Overview:

Senior Architect experienced with cloud native technologies is needed to help lead a large program on a multi-year contract. This position will be responsible for helping lead a large scale and a long-term product strategy centered around Angular, ElectronJS, native cloud architecture and Java related technologies.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and coordinate the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction across the product portfolio or product line.
  • Deliver Cloud Native Architecture for large Railroad for an Enterprise scale application that utilizes Microservices Software Development Principles.
  • Work with software development teams to provide software framework components that achieve architectural objectives and accelerate software delivery.
  • Understand security and compliance requirements; establish seamless integration with Cyber Security and Compliance teams. Support Cyber Security procedures for the product portfolio.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Dispatch technical architecture including tool, shared libraries, and runtime efficiency
  • Mentor and teach the engineering population on best practices
  • Work hand in hand with the DevOps team
  • Drive delivery of configurable product architecture to solve common problems driving towards product architecture vision. Deliver framework components and design guidelines for services and library components.
  • Demonstrate expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity
  • Engage frequently (80%) with the development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing, and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge and trends to show leadership to employee base and customers
  • Provide accurate and timely status of Content plan and current execution status to Wabtec engineering leadership
  • Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering team
  • Demonstrates excelling business acumen, knows latest industry trends, and is looked at as an internal expert on the product as well as the associated competitive landscape
  • Coach and Mentor junior team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • 5 - 10 Years of experience in architecture, software design and cloud technologies
  • Proven understanding of software and system level design patterns using Java and related software ecosystems

Desired Characteristics:

  • Hands on experience with UI technologies like Angular, React, HTML, and CSS.

  • Hands-on experience with cloud native technologies, deployment, and customer engagement.

  • Good understanding of microservice based and message driven architectures

  • Experience in Red Hat technologies such as Quarkus, JBoss, Red Hat SSO, RHEL or Java, Spring Boot.

  • Familiar with distributed SQL systems, messages systems such as AMQP, Kafka and cache systems such as Redis.

  • Proven experience in delivering Highly Available 5-9s application for mission critical system.

  • Advanced understanding of Kubernetes, software design patterns for HA and versioned microservices

  • Ability to understand the technology stack and its impact on the final product. Capable of efficiently conducting customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborate on personas.

  • Experience with Rally, Jira, or other defect/work tracking tools. Capable of generating Agile metrics reports (burn-up, burn-down, velocity, etc.) and interpreting the results for larger audiences.

  • Superior knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle and strong collaboration history with Quality Engineering and Dev Ops teams.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments to others. Ability to break down complex problems and estimate level of effort.

Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to help make buy vs build recommendations, scope MVPs, and to drive market timing decisions


  • Excellent communicator with customer and engineering. 
  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas. Pre-emptively sees downstream consequences and effectively tailors influencing strategy to support a positive outcome.
  • Uses experts or third parties to influence decisions. Uses facts and not emotions to support ideas.
  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications. Continuously reflecting on successes and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed.
  • Participates in technical strategy planning.
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team. Able to navigate accountability in a matrixed organization.

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work

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.