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Senior Director, Digital Engineering (EdgeLINC) at wabtec

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois





Job Description:
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: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

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.

Overview: The Sr Director, Digital Engineering is responsible for the activities and deliverables for the engineering team responsible for developing a product line. This person demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role you will manage a team of talented engineers, software developers, and test engineers and will be responsible for assigning tasks, training and career development.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the development of the EdgeLINC product, including the on-locomotive software, back-office software, cloud and on-premise architectures, and customization of the solution to fit customer requirements.
  • Responsible for managing the global development team including system engineering, embedded and cloud software teams, testing teams.
  • Development of partnerships with technology suppliers that can improve the capability of the EdgeLINC system.
  • Maintains the EdgeLINC development backlog and communicates status, (e.g. prioritization, estimated time to complete, and completion percentage) with stakeholders.
  • Develops project estimates based on defined scope and customer acceptance criteria.
  • Responsible for establishing software architectures and specifications.
  • Responsible for establishing software development and software test methodologies.
  • Responsible for software quality processes, e.g. design and code reviews.
  • Recruit, train, develop and retain team members.
  • Provide necessary feedback to manage performance of team members.
  • Execute and provide guidance for the analysis / evaluation of assigned projects that meet business standards, practices and procedures and the product / program requirements.
  • Monitor and communicate project status, business issues and significant developments to executive management as appropriate.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Formulate and implement plans to achieve technical and program requirements, schedules and contract commitments.
  • Develop action plans to anticipate and respond to problems.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 10

Education in: "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience managing the development of embedded software (C, C++, etc.)
  • Experience managing the development of enterprise software (e.g. Java, etc.)
  • Experience managing the development of user experiences (UX)
  • Experience with application hosting in Cloud architectures and on-premise.
  • Experience building and managing a team of direct reports and external contractors.
  • Experience developing team members, mentoring colleagues to achieve career objectives, identifying and resolving performance issues.
  • Experience developing electronic and software products using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology. Familiar with Agile development tools (e.g. Rally).
  • Experience working directly with customers and managing customer issue escalation. Familiar with CRM tools (e.g. Salesforce.com)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Able to navigate accountability in a cross-functional organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects.
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.
  • Established project management and budgeting skills.
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.