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Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Job ID: R0010965
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Description

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Datascientist 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 Naples - IT

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


The Datascientist will improve service quality and equipment reliability through the design and implementation of tools and algorithms for improving workflows and optimizing maintenance processes and costs. The candidate will employ data science, machine learning and statistical analysis techniques in order to extract value from a wealth of operational data.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of diagnostic and maintenance data.
  • Querying historical data from SQL databases.
  • Performing statistical analysis on collected data to identify critical trends and conditions.
  • Managing the design and distribution of periodic prognostic reports.
  • Define and implement prognostic algorithms using coding languages such as (but not limited to) Python, R, MATLAB.
  • Assist with management of the Hitachi Fleet Monitoring Tool event definition process from requirements gathering through to development and implementation.
  • To comply with and implement Hitachi Rail’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Required Skills/Knowledge

It is our expectation that successful applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the experience and skills listed below:

Essential Requirements

  • Familiar with writing SQL queries.
  • Familiar with coding in at least 1 of Python, MATLAB, R,
  • Experience of statistical analysis including quality control, multiple linear regression models, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, re-sampling techniques.
  • Experience of big data analysis techniques both unsupervised and supervised machine learning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment.
  • Railway system knowledge and experience
  • Able to interpret electrical and pneumatic drawings, system specification, software specification and mechanical drawings

Desirable Requirements:

•          Understanding of RCM principles and methodology.

•          Experience of prediction/CBM algorithms in electrical or mechanical applications in particular for Railway application.

  • Experience in Railway vehicle maintenance


Electrical, Mechanical or Automation Engineering master Degree or equivalent technical background.


Fluent Knowledge of English (written & spoken).

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

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail 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.

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