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Software Development Engineering Senior Professional

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0010072
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
Profession (Job Category): IT, Telecom & Internet
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Software Engineer

About the role

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a Senior Software Engineer to join us working in a passionate team on the latest developments in Traffic Management Systems. Our systems work within enterprise platforms utilising message brokers, canonical data models and utilising micro-services and enterprise integration patterns. Deployment is primarily on virtual machines with containerisation.

The senior software engineer will report to the development lead. You will be responsible for software component development taking into account how they fit into the overall system. You will be expected to proposed and produce new solutions with options to complex problems. Specifically the activities will include:

Component requirements analysis using input subsystem requirements and design; Component design analysis and producing the component architecture and design specification in compliance with the SIL 0 requirements of EN 50128; Writing interface specifications including documenting and describing the message formats; Develop component software according to Hitachi Rail coding standards ; Develop component test scripts in Python using the in-house test framework;

You will be developing software that integrates with Hitachi Rail standard platforms, knowledge of these products is highly desirable.

Much of the software is safety related and requires adherence to software processes, coding standards, cyber security standards and safety standards such as Cenelec EN 50128.

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about software design and best practices who can come up with new solutions by applying design patterns but also take pragmatic decisions in the best interests of project delivery. You should be able to use a variety of design approaches, have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable in documenting design precisely and in a traceable way to requirements and test cases, particularly when modelling using UML/SysML sequence diagrams.

You will have at least 5 years’ experience in software development and demonstrated ability to produce quality design documentation. Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns down to object orient design is expected. Experience in C++, Java or similar object orient languages, as well as XML, XSLT, MySQL and unit testing frameworks will all be considered highly.

Selection Criteria

Essential criteria:

  • 5+ years of professional industry experience as a software architect or in a similar design role
  • Knowledge of Hitachi Rail Way Side Signalling Platform
  • Knowledge of Railway Signalling standards EN 50128, EN 50126 and EN 50129
  • Demonstrated experience with UML/SysML or other design modelling;
  • Demonstrated experience writing software requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in object oriented design;
  • Demonstrable capacity to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver to tight deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work

Highly desirable criteria:

  • Experience with JMS, message brokers, enterprise integration patterns, micro service patterns;
  • Real time/semi-real time software design/development experience;
  • Experience in the rail industry;
  • Experience in or supporting system/subsystem integration;
  • Experience with MySQL, MariaDB or any similar DBMS;
  • Experience in Cenelec standards.

Education, skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree qualified in software engineering, computer engineer, computer science, information technology or equivalent.
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