Staff Software Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

West Melbourne, FL


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.

J****ob Overview:

Wabtec’s Movement Planner (MP) is an advanced software solution that provides real-time traffic planning. MP has a simulation-based planning algorithm that uses heuristics to make intelligent decisions to optimize train movements & improve railroad operations.

You will help improve Movement Planner to move freight faster at a lower cost while using existing rail networks. Work independently and contribute to the immediate team and teams across the business. You will build simple solutions to complex problems, with a large number of variables and scenarios considered and optimized in a small amount of time.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Understand a complex planning algorithm to effectively answer customer questions, resolve defects, and make enhancements.
  • Identify and quickly resolve time critical production issues
  • Contribute to peer reviews with the intent of strengthening the quality of software.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements to existing systems and platforms
  • Challenge yourself and the team to continuously improve
  • Improve automated tests to support continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD)
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Product Owners to maximize the value provided to customers with every release.
  • Apply principles of SDLC and methodologies like Lean/Agile/XP, CI, Software and Product Security, Scalability, Documentation Practices, refactoring and Testing Techniques
  • Write code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using the technology selected for the project. Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
  • Mentor new developers and provide leadership to development scrum teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in Object Oriented Programming and Design
  • Proficient with Agile development methodologies such as Scrum
  • Hands-on experience testing/debugging software and providing solutions
  • Experience triaging problems with sense of urgency.
  • Experience working with containers
  • Experience with any relational database
  • Experience with any on premise application server
  • Ability to document system designs clearly and concisely.
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, creating user stories and estimating effort of work.
  • 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
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Ability to takes ownership of small and medium sized tasks and deliver while mentoring and helping team members
  • Must be a good team player

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.