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Systems Engineer

Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45386
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

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. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

In this exciting new role you will be working as a Systems Engineer who will be a subject matter expert of the On-Board Server (OBS) systems, you’ll play a key part in driving the development of strategic new digital solutions, systems and tools. The role is part of the Maintenance Technology Systems team.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables

  • Understand the existing platforms and networks through in-depth technical analysis

  • Assessing the strengths and weakness of the existing platform and suggesting new solutions

  • Developing the supplier selection framework and support with selecting the appropriate supplier.

  • Responsible for developing end to end OBS technical design documents and interface specifications

  • Deploy and fully control the OBS in service over large set of fleets

  • Issue management and root cause analysis of problems affecting the OBS itself, the communication between the OBS and other on-board systems, and the communication between the OBS and the shore side.

  • Longer term you will be supporting with the transition to these new technologies and providing on going technical support.


About you

  • Depth of experience in developing embedded systems applied to IoT projects in the railway domain

  • Experience of requirements management and designing technical solutions for train on board systems.

  • Hands-on in developing C/C++ application and firmware including the usage of the following protocols TCP/IP, UDP, MQTT, FTP, HTTP. XMPP, Ethernet (knowledge of TRDP protocol is a plus)

  • Hands-on in developing multi-threading and multi-processing programming

  • Mastering of SQL language, embedded databases and real-time Linux embedded operating systems

  • Knowledge of embedded hardware architecture

  • Experience in working in large cross boarder projects with CI and DEV-OPS methodology

  • Think critically and act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems and make decisions

  • Self-starter able to work independently and directly with the customer

  • Willing to travel in the UK, Europe and overseas

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience and knowledge of train to shore systems and communications, preferable knowledge of train systems and architecture


Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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