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Wabtec Corporation Senior Firmware Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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: .

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.

Job Summary:

Design, develop and support real time embedded software applications that meet SIL-4 safety standards for Positive Train Control products at Wabtec Railway Electronics (WRE) a leading supplier of technology-based products and services for the rail and transit industries.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Analysis, design and development of firmware for real-time applications on ARM processor chips using IAR Embedded Workbench and Kiel Embedded Tools

  • Participate in designing, coding, testing, debugging, configuring, and documenting firmware as per the company’s policies and procedures and safety certification requirements

  • Work with a team of engineers to perform compliance, testing and verification tasks needed to collect certification documentation.

  • Work with Safety, Quality and Audit teams to ensure the safe firmware development processes are being followed and the certification documentation is collected.

  • Facilitate support for fault isolation, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis activities during system integration and validation testing

  • Collaborate with Hardware Engineers on modifications to existing board designs

  • Make independent technical contributions in support of program objectives as well as interacting with customers and other Wabtec personnel


  • BS in Software Engineering/Computer Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering is required and MS in a similar discipline is a plus with 8+ years of work experience

  • Solid work experience with SCM, change management, defect tracking, software build and release processes.

  • Expertise in firmware development and debugging ARM processor code with IAR Embedded Workbench, Kiel Embedded Tools or similar toolsets

  • Experience in software development processes under standards such as DO-178B or CENELEC EN-50128.

  • Experience working with software quality tools like LDRA, Cantana or VectorCast for compliance, testing and verification of software.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely, tailored to audience

  • Self-driven, results oriented and a clear focus on high quality, self-motivated: these qualities are a must


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.