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 IT Hardware Design Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0005650
Date Posted: Sep 15, 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

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated IT Hardware Design Engineer (Automation Platform 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

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, 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.


Responsible for development of the software platform to support various applications. Designs, develops, tests, debugs, and implements cross-domain and globally scalable software platforms in support of end users’ needs. Creates product roadmap, defines technical requirements, and develops platform architecture. Provides technical documentation, guidance, and support on platform capabilities. Expertise in software programming languages and database technologies. An Experienced Professional (P2) applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. May require the following proficiency: Works independently with general supervision. Problems faced are difficult but typically not complex. May influence others within the job area through explanation of facts, policies and practices.

  • Lead project meetings with appropriate personnel to support completion of tasks to plan
  • Effectively communicates project status, proposes risk mitigation
  • Leads the prompt escalation of issues, impacts of issues and recommendations/solutions to Functional Manager for resolution
  • Review (check) of team’s documents and drawings
  • Participating in or leading reviews to detect design errors, process and tool inefficiencies, and putting in place corrective and improvement actions
  • Ensuring the HW and Functional documents produced are issued and controlled in accordance with company processes
  • Ensuring design compliance through requirements traceability
  • Responsible for producing functional design documentation
  • Guarantee the delivery of complex & medium Functional designs(HW, SW, functional and configuration design & production check


  • 3+ minimum yrs. experience
  • Demonstrated Team leadership
  • Understanding of COTS products and technologies
    • Servers
    • Workstations
    • Monitors
    • Large Overview displays
    • Hardware racks
  • Exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written), active listening and adapts well to target audience
  • Ability to analyze and refine systems requirements
  • Understanding of project management principles and methodologies
  • Previous experience managing projects that delivers Information Technology infrastructure including computing, telecommunications, data center, and data communications
  • Resource planning, scheduling and tracking skills
  • Cost management and tracking expertise

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree


English Proficiency


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement 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 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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