Advanced Lead Engineer-MCA Platform Software-Hybrid (Ft. Worth, Remote Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas

Wabtec Corporation
Washington, DC
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Role Summary/PurposeDesign, implement, and test the MCA Platform Software architecture, including Board Support Packages (BSP), OS, Core Platform Software services, and Middleware applications.MCA (Modular Control Architecture) is the Next Gen Locomotive Control Architecture that modernizes the electronics, software, applications, and network communication compared to previous generations of locomotive controls. MCA has been a journey of Controls development to incrementally update aspects of various locomotive types, including Evo, AC44, Dash 9, and FLX locomotives, with the objective of improving software quality, improving engineering productivity, meeting cyber security expectations, all while addressing the latest customer needs.Essential ResponsibilitiesThis MCA Platform Software Engineer will focus on delivering and sustaining an integrated series of BSPs, core software services, and middleware applications that are foundational to the MCA architecture. The Engineer will contribute to the definition of the strategy on which technologies to leverage, which security practices to employ, and will be responsible for implementing those strategies. This responsibility is cross functional in nature and requires close collaboration amongst various MCA teams.In this role, you will:Design, develop, maintain, and test MCA Platform SW: BSP, Platform Services, MCA Middleware applications to connect MCA Platform with Business Logic applicationsEnsure MCA Platform SW is robust against expected configurability, performance, cyber security, and quality requirementsReview and refine control system-level requirements to understand design intent and reconcile with MCA Platform capabilitiesDerive MCA Platform software requirements and interfaces from system requirements, allocate them to MCA Platform software componentsDevelop, review, and execute hardware/software and software/software test plans for unit testing and MCA Platform integration testingLead and participate in MCA Platform software troubleshooting efforts to root cause failures and defects on the various test environmentsPrepare and present technical design decisions and results to internal and external customersEnsure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and/or tasks consistent with engineering policies and proceduresParticipate in, or lead as appropriate, design and code reviews.Support V&V through validation test cases execution on various test environmentsProvide timely communications on significant issues, risks, or developmentsPlan individual work for assigned MCA platform software features as input to project plansDrive process improvements and simplification initiatives to improve quality and productivityPrepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the businessQualifications/RequirementsBachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other Engineering disciplineMinimum of 5 years' software engineering experienceExperience in developing, modifying, and debugging device drivers, bootloaders, or board support packagesExperience with Linux OS on embedded systemsKnowledge of Linux kernel internals (scheduling, memory management, IPC, file systems, etc.)Experience with hardware/software integrationExperience with DockerExperience with C/C++, Bash, PythonExperience developing and testing embedded softwareUnderstanding of CI/CD software engineering practicesExperience defining system-software designs and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffsKnowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including requirements management, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, defect tracking, testing, and operationsAbility and willingness to support hands-on validation in simulation laboratory and on-locomotiveAbility and willingness to travel as required

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