WABTEC Software Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


The Software Engineer will design, develop and support real time embedded software applications for Positive Train Control products at Wabtec Railway Electronics (WRE) a leading supplier of technology-based products and services for the rail and transit industries.


  • Analysis, design and development of software for real-time applications on a Linux-like platform using C and/or C++.

  • Participate in designing, coding, testing, debugging, configuring, and documenting software as per the company’s policies and procedures

  • Working with a team to develop solutions that meet project requirements within the program schedule and budget constraints.

  • Take an active role in systems analysis and design of real time applications, defining interfaces between system segments and software architecture and design.

  • Facilitate support for fault isolation, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis activities during system integration and validation testing.

  • Triage reported issues to assess impact, determine work arounds and propose solutions

  • Assist with activities like requirements, design and code reviews.

  • Some travel requirements to interface with customers and/or support field test.


  • BS in Software Engineering/Computer Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering is required and MS in a similar discipline is a plus with 5 – 10 years of work experience

  • A good understanding of Linux operating systems and networking (TCP/IP)

  • Solid work experience with SCM, change management, defect tracking, software build and release processes.

  • Experience in implementing a good development process including requirements tracing with tools like ReqPro, DOORS.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, ability to articulate clearly and concisely.

  • Self-driven, results oriented and a clear focus on high quality, self-motivated: these qualities are a must.

  • High degree of attention to detail.




Functional AreaEngineering

Business UnitRegular Full-Time

TypeWabtec Railways Electronics