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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Wabtec Corporation
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:Wabtec is on an exciting Digital transformation journey and building its next-generation Train Management Dispatching System (TMDS) product suite. Principal Software Engineer will work with the engineering team(s) responsible for developingTMDS 2.0.
Wabtec is seeking a Principal Software Engineer who is creative, highly technical, experienced, and has a passion for continuous learning. The ideal candidate will join a talented and fast-paced team that prides itself in continuous excellence and continuously calibrates both technology and engineering practices against industry best standards. The ideal candidate must have deep experience and expertise in design, architecture, and development of highly scalable, configurable, and available cloud-native solutions. This candidate must have an expert understanding of programming languages, security domains, distributed systems, cloud-native practices and the DevOps paradigm
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Function as a hands-on architect (involves coding daily) and provide technology leadership, oversight on design, development, and implementation of cloud-native TMDS product
  • Design and build a high performant, highly available, and secure distributed system that's cloud-native
  • Lead migration of existing complex on-premise applications to the cloud platform
  • Follow software and security development best practices
  • Continuously improve software quality.
  • Collaborate with remote and on-site resources
  • Participate in on-call rotation as needed and other typical software developer tasks like code reviews.
  • Collaborate with business owners/product managers to build the vision, design a flexible architecture and then work with the teams to implement and maintain that vision
  • Collaborate in DevOps set up and work closely with System Reliability Engineering team.
  • Collaborate in agile setup and assist in the automation of testing, as required
    Qualifications:
    • 10+ years of demonstrated hands-on experience in software development, including design, implementation, debugging, and support, building scalable software services, either using .NET stack or open-source Java based stack.
    • Expert at applying data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented design, to solve challenging problems using at least one of these languages: Java, Go, C++, C#, Python
    • Well-versed with Microservices architecture.
    • Good understanding of cloud services provided by any Hyperscale cloud providers like AWS, Azure or GCP.
    • Good understanding of container and container orchestration tools like Docker, Kubernetes
    • Good understanding of app servers, caching technologies, message systems, and purpose-built data stores (SQL, No-SQL, Columnar) Examples include (not limited to): Tomcat, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQL Server and CouchBase.
    • Good understanding of automation tools: Puppet, Chef, terraform, etc. for building automated deployment processes.
    • Expert understanding of performance and efficiency issues
    • Deep, hands-on expertise in debugging/troubleshooting tools & techniques.
    • Experience with agile software development principles and practices, particularly Scrum and Kanban.
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering or relevant professional experience.
      • Experience with Azure DevOps.
      • Knowledge of railroad system operations.

Keywords: Wabtec Corporation, Fort Worth , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Fort Worth, Texas

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