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Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0005475
Date Posted: Dec 7, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior System 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 San Francisco, CA.

• Define Concept of Operations for the project including identifying operational scenarios and use cases
• Define System Architecture for the project (logical, functional, and physical architectures)
• Lead scope/requirement discussions with technical teams and customer
• Lead System Requirements effort and maintain the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
• Decompose System Requirements to lower-level elements and work with the engineering teams to ensure proper allocation
• Serve as the project’s cross-functional technical interface between product development, engineering, manufacturing, verification & validation, commissioning, and RAMS teams.
• Identify, define, control and manage system interfaces
• Acquire deep understanding of subsystems provided by external suppliers and ensure compatibility at system level
• Support project Engineering in all technical decisions
• Active participation in optimal overall project technical solution
• Support Customer design review and internal design reviews
• Support lab, factory, and field testing
• Define impact analysis for proposed changes to the system and support System Configuration Management through the whole lifecycle
• Ensure compliance with company processes
• Understands and integrates applicable CMMI, CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IPC, etc standards.

Required Skills/Knowledge: 
• Minimum 5 years’ experience as lead systems/design engineer for Engineering system applications
• Ability to acquire deep understanding of new technologies with minimal guidance
• Ability to communicate complex ideas to peers, management, and customers in a simplified manner
• Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
• Strong prior experience applying fundamental Systems Engineering concepts:
• V-lifecycle,
• System Architecture
• Requirements Management,
• Configuration Management,
• Interface Management,
• Extensive understanding and/or prior experience with engineering lifecycles, delivery, and HW/SW integration lifecycle
• Deep competency in interactions between mechanical, electrical, and software components in complex electromechanical systems
• Strong prior experience with Microsoft Office suite, requirements management systems, product lifecycle management systems, defect tracking tools, and software configuration tools
• Success with multi-tasking across multiple projects at given time
• Builds effective relationships and has exceptional communication and leadership skills
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills

Desired Skills/Knowledge:
• Prefer Expertise in any ONE or more of the following:
• Power systems including traction power and medium to low voltage designs
• EMI / EMC system integration and validation
• Telecoms and Network designs
• Automated control design and development systems
• Conventional signaling control designs
• CBTC (Communication based train control) systems and designs
• Prefer rail or rail transit domain experience, but not required
• Demonstrated ability to lead, engage, and manage tasking of cross-functional teams of varying skills/experience
• Prior experience collaborating with a diverse, cross-functional team across multiple geographic locations

• Bachelor’s Degree

• English-Proficient


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