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Hardware Architect - Rail Automation

New York, New York; Munhall, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility Management
Requisition Number: 239599
Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Other Locations: United States-Kentucky-Louisville, United States-Pennsylvania-Munhall
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

If you really want to make a difference - make it with Siemens.


Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.


Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.


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Job Description:

Siemens Rail Automation
Rail Automation supplies railway markets around the world 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 mega-cities.

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:
Senior Electronics Hardware Architect for Rail Automation R&D team in the domain of embedded systems for rail signaling and onboard equipment. The role of the Senior Electronics Hardware Engineer will include responsibilities regarding design and development for new and enhancements of existing products.  You will possess a solid understanding of electrical engineering and digital and analog design practices, along with background knowledge in signal processing and/or network communications, have experience with implementation of signal processing and/or communications and be capable of translating functional requirements into efficient working designs.

You should have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, in multidisciplinary team environment. You will also utilize your technical expertise to provide imaginative, thorough, practicable, and organizationally aligned solutions to an array of difficult developmental and sustaining challenges. You must be comfortable with the application of technical theories and concepts in developmental environments and have some level of general knowledge of other related disciplines such as system engineering, and analog circuit design. 

We're looking for someone who is comfortable in an environment where quick, innovative and cost saving solutions work hand in hand with trouble shooting and sustaining existing design platforms.


This Role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Guides complex maintenance, enhancement, testing and support of existing hardware.

  • Develops complex design, development, testing, and modification of hardware.

  • Guides the quality process by the rigorous and detailed execution of module, sub-system and system test procedures.

  • Guides designing, developing, and implementing hardware solutions while adhering to manufacturing capabilities.

  • Guides completion of engineering documentation to support a design effort.

  • Develops estimates for task duration, supporting the process for developing and maintaining schedules, cost and quality.

  • Develops complex technical writings.

  • Develops documentation and training manuals in the use of new or modified equipment.

  • Guides review of specifications to determine hardware engineering requirements.

  • Independently performs advanced areas of work for the professional field.

  • Applies advanced skills to resolve problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently.

  • Displays a high level of critical thinking in bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-functional problems.

  • Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of electronics design to the successful completion of complex assignments.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of electronics design.

  • Provide specialized guidance or train support and/or professional staff.

  • Leadership qualities and role model qualities demonstrated.

  • Generate design documents, block diagrams, BOM’s and prototype test plan


    Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Qualified applicants will have 10+ years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of designing complex mixed-signal hardware featuring wiring harnesses down to FPGAs, Processors, Microcontrollers, ADCs/DACs, (POL) DC/DC converters, etc.


    Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Advanced Degree preferred, Masters, PhD, or MBA.  Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience.

  • Understanding of design principles (FMEA Analysis, Reliability Analysis).

  • Knowledge of FCC guidelines for emissions and susceptibility.

  • Proven ability to define and perform component level integration and test plans

  • Proven ability to resolve integration and test issues in hands-on lab environments

  • Experience providing reliable cost/schedule estimates for developmental activities

  • Background in digital signal processing and/or network processing applications

  • Familiarity with high-level code generation tool flows (Matlab, Simulink, C/C++)

  • Familiarity with circuit card design, implementation, integration, and test and validation

  • Rail product design experience
  • Experience with Safety critical/vital systems

  • Knowledge of RF
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in team environments

  • Ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams to support both sustaining engineering for new and existing products.

  • Strong work ethic

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


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