Systems Administration 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.


The System Administrator will provide operational support for numerous Enterprise-level development, test and production environments supporting a portfolio of transportation related software products. In this role, you will be part of a cross-functional team that delivers high-quality and reliable mission-critical infrastructure that support our customers’ success. The ideal candidate will have the curiosity to understand problems, find answers, and design solutions that help the business provide value to our customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Triage, remediate and document support tickets across the internal and external environments supported by our team

  • Identify, design, and implement automation for infrastructure management and maintenance tasks

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose Windows and Linux server issues, including reliability issues, performance concerns, software bugs, and hardware failures

  • Participate in the design and orchestration of environment upgrades, technology enhancements and other projects requiring software, hardware, storage and network orchestration

  • Monitor internal development and test environments to proactively diagnose server reliability and performance issues, software bugs and hardware failures

  • Collaborate with team members to

    • provide project review input

    • swarm project tasks to ensure on-time and reliable customer deliveries

    • proactively catch and remediate defects

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications_:_

  • Bachelors degree in STEM or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Windows server production environments

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux production environments

  • Minimum of 2 years experience administrating VMware environments

  • Minimum of 1 year administering public cloud environments, AWS preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Active RHCSA and/or WSHAA certification (preferred)

  • Experience working in an Agile Development Lifecycle focused environment

  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory

  • Experience administering and maintaining user accounts within a Microsoft Active Directory

  • Experience with WSUS and Windows patching procedures

  • Experience with local Linux repositories and Linux patch procedures

  • Ansible scripting development and testing

  • Ability to work unsupervised. – Ability to define daily goals, work towards them, communicate status and blockers, ask for help and adapt as needed to shifting priorities and needs

  • Strategic and creative thinking to analyze issues that may arise and create solutions.

  • Ability to respond positively to feedback and implement change in process and procedures as needed.

  • Experience managing Veritas Netbackup and/or Veeam in a production environment

  • Ability to develop and follow procedures

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly in documenting installation and configuration processes

  • Experience with Zabbix monitoring software

  • Hands on experience deploying and maintaining Dell and/or HP Intel-based servers

  • Experience with Hitachi or Dell storage arrays

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear

  • Requires frequent face-to-face interaction with customers, developers, and other IT personnel

Work Environment:

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment or home office. Any disagreeable conditions are generally absent

Relocation Assistance not provided

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.