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Lead Electronics Hardware Engineer - Rail Automation

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

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility Management
Requisition Number: 239601
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Munhall
Other Locations: United States-Kentucky-Louisville, United States-New York-New York
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid 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:
Lead Electronics Hardware Engineer for Rail Automation R&D team in the domain of embedded systems for rail signaling and onboard equipment. The role of the Lead Electronics Hardware Engineer will include responsibilities regarding design and development for new and enhancements of existing products.

For this role, you should possess a solid understanding of electrical engineering principles, digital and analog design practices, some FPGA experience, background knowledge in signal processing and/or network communications, and be capable of translating functional  requirements into efficient working designs. You will be required to be a hands on engineer. You must have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, in multidisciplinary team environment. 

You will utilize your technical expertise to provide imaginative, thorough, and practical organizationally aligned solutions to new development 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 printed circuit board design, and system engineering. 

We're looking for someone who will be 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:

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

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

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

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

  • Completes all engineering documentation to support a design effort.

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

  • May complete complex technical writings.

  • Completes review of complex specifications and other documentation to determine hardware engineering requirements.

  • Independently performs full range of standard work for the professional field.

  • Identifies and resolves more complex problems and applies problem-solving skills in order to deal with most situations.

  • Demonstrates and applies a broad knowledge of electronics design through successful completion of moderately complex assignments.

  • Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of electronics design.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of organization's business practices and issues.

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

  • Perform initial hardware check-out and debug. Hands-on bringing up testing and validation of boards designed.

  • Schematic design for multi-layer PCB design. Guide PCB layout designer from placement to finish.

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

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


    Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Qualified applicants will have 6+ years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of designing mixed-signal hardware featuring FPGA, Processors, Microcontrollers, ADCs/DACs, (POL) DC/DC converters, etc.

  • Qualified applicants will have 2+years of experience in FPGA development environments and FPGA development tool flows.


    Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

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

  • Technical knowledge signaling, operations concepts in rail industry, rail products

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with Safety critical/Vital systems

  • Experience in VHDL, Verilog, and or System Verilog HDL languages

  • Some background in digital signal processing and/or network processing FPGA applications

  • Knowledge of FCC guidelines for emissions and susceptibility.

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

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

  • Rail product printed circuit board 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
Why Siemens?
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent health, vision, and dental plans with many options from which to choose.
  • All employees receive Life Insurance, Short, and Long-Term Disability coverage.
  • 401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.
  • Education reimbursement programs available.
  • Extensive product training and professional career development.

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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