Join our Talent Network

Skip to main content

Corporate Information  |  Careers

Careers Home > Job Search Results > Automation Software Engineer

Automation Software Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0012051
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

Share: mail
Save Job Saved


Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated SENIOR AUTOMATION SOFTWARE ENGINEER who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.  The position is based in PITTSBURGH, PA.

Who We Are:

At Hitachi Rail STS, we help our customers solve the world’s most complex mobility challenges.

We design, manufacture, test, install and commission solutions that meet the safety and management needs of freight, passenger and metro rail operators.
An international provider of turnkey services and solutions, we employ more than 4,300 people in 30 countries. We deliver innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented teams and proven experience, we can inspire the world.


  • Develops and supports software solutions for freight railroad dispatching office systems.
  • Responsible for the overall integrity of the systems. Ensures features and components meet customer specifications/ requirements and adhere to department standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for software designs and other information (cost, schedule) needed to complete the implementation of assigned work. Must be able to handle working in a dynamic environment with parallel responsibilities and competing priorities.
  • You will be challenged to learn the rail domain and the continually advancing technologies that foster innovative solutions for our customers.
  • You will be part of a global, cross functional team focused on delivering results to our customers.
  • As needed, provide on-call support for a mission-critical system on weekends or after hours.
  • Maintain the appropriate balance between speed and perfection while never compromising quality.
  • Provides technical leadership to all levels of engineers.  Is a mentor on technical, process, and procedure issues.  Maintains regular contact with engineering personnel throughout the company.
  • Leads/conducts technical briefing and design meetings with internal stakeholders. 
  • Participates in setting project schedule estimates/milestones for subsystem(s) feature(s).
  • Participates in proposal development.
  • Contributes to individual performance reviews.


Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • 7-10 years of Software Development experience using object oriented languages (e.g. Java or C++) and design principles and a Software Development Life-Cycle.
  • Experience developing software in a Linux environment, including writing and modifying shell scripts.
  • Experience implementing and sustaining mission critical enterprise systems.
  • Experience in writing multi-threaded applications.
  • Understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • SQL/Relational Database Experience.
  • Experience in Enterprise Messaging Systems (e.g. IBM MQ/ActiveMQ).
  • Experience with Microservices, Restful Web Services, REST APIs, and technologies such as Spring, Spring Boot.
  • Experience in version control (Git, RTC, SVN).
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to technically lead a Team.
  • Strong diagnostic and analytical skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner while producing quality work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Lifelong learner that shares and puts into practice what you learn.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Familiarity of railway dispatch operations and terminology.
  • Experience with continuous integration, static code analysis, branching and versioning.
  • Experience with Angular 2+ or other TypeScript based web technologies.
  • Experience with Electron.
  • Experience using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) e.g. Eclipse, Visual Studios, Visual Studios Code.
  • Knowledge/Experience with Test Driven Development and Automated Test Frameworks.
  • GUI Motif application experience.


Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or Information Technology Qualifications/Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent technical background.


English Proficiency


Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation.   We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

 It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]

Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Share: mail