Principal Systems Engineer - Rail Automation

New York, New York
04 Oct 2016
24 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Mobility (MO)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Mobility Management
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Senior Level

Req ID 156996
Required Education Bachelors Degree

Location PA - Pittsburgh, KY - Louisville, NY - New York
Required Travel 25%

Division Description
The Siemens Mobility Division provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road - all products, solutions and services regarding mobility are handled by the Mobility Division.

Job Description
Rail Automation supplies railway markets the world over with solutions and turnkey installations for railway automation and telecommunication.
Our customers are infrastructure operators and mainline railways all round the world as well as industrial railways and public transport authorities in cities and megacities.
Our products and systems are used for automating our customers' operations management processes and thus make a considerable contribution to improving their economic situation in particular and mobility in general.
We are looking for the best talent to shape the technology of the future. Come build your career in one of the best companies in the world!

Position Overview:
The Principal Systems Engineer designs, defines and implements complex system requirements for customers and/or prepares studies and analyzes existing systems. Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility. Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of total system. Identifies, analyzes and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions.  Candidates can be based out of New York, Pittsburgh, Louisville or even a home office!


•Aides in overseeing the design of Transit Systems, Wayside Systems and Grade Crossing Warning.
•Provide technical leadership on complex designs.
•Checks and validates hardware and software designs.
•Prepares proposals and estimates in accordance with customer specifications.
•Check complex designs for accuracy and compliance with customer and regulatory agency requirements
•Prepares and delivers technical customer presentations to customers and/or executive leadership.
•Evaluate and make recommendations on preliminary engineering and customer requirements to perform hardware designs and application software design for complex projects.
•Oversee test procedures and test plans. Develop and propose corrective actions
•Lead the technical support effort to the customer during commissioning of the design of complex systems.
•Oversee the simulation (verification) of Wayside Train Control System software using tools specific to the type of equipment.
•Oversee the factory and field testing (validation) of Wayside Train Control System software; install software per hardware plans; test operation of software, record and analyze results; and provide feedback.
•Communicate project status with the Project Manager.
•Prepares engineering schedules and budgets in accordance with company estimates, project specifications, engineering resources and project economics
•Provide scheduled project updates relating to milestones and problem / high risk areas.
•Mentor and train junior engineers.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Education:

•Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.
•10+ years signal design experience
•Expertise in CAD and Microstation
•Expertise using industry specific equipment such as meters, oscilloscope and power supplies
•Expertise in the use of Test Racks

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

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