Systems Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Cedar Rapids, IA


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.


Wabtec Railway Electronics, a leading supplier of technology-based products and services for the rail and transit industries, is seeking a Systems Engineer or Senior Systems Engineer to join our team focused on development of innovative Positive Train Control (PTC) products enhancing train operation and safety.

The Systems Engineer provides system level technical guidance to the engineering team during all phases of I-ETMS product development (requirements definition, safety assessment, software development, test, validation, and commissioning) to ensure that new systems and products meet customer needs and applicable standards compliance.


  • Specification of detailed system requirements, behavioral models, and interface definitions
  • Collaboration with software and hardware engineering on system architecture and high-level design
  • Creation of technical white papers covering on-board and back-office control systems
  • Leading role in requirement and design reviews with customers and development teams
  • Verification of pass/fail criteria for critical functions and tests specified by the validation team
  • Considered a system expert; owns technical issues and drives them to resolution
  • Supports hands-on troubleshooting and validation in a lab environment or in the field
  • Occasional travel to locomotive builders and customer locations to provide system expertise and support of new or existing products.


  • BSEE/BSCS/BSCE and minimum 3 years development or system engineering experience
  • Experience in Systems Engineering and formal requirements definition with a focus on application software development and/or test
  • Experience with configuration management, requirements management, and defect tracking tools such as IBM CLM, DOORS Next Generation, IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational Requisite Pro, Telelogic Change, SharePoint, SVN, or similar products
  • Experience with UML or sysML is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely
  • High degree of attention to detail; approaches tasks in a meticulous and thorough manner
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, results-oriented, with a clear focus on quality
  • Knowledge and experience with INCOSE or similar system engineering standards a plus
  • Strong debug and troubleshooting skills; ability and willingness to work hands-on
  • Railroad industry experience a plus, but not required


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.