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Location: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0005673
Date Posted: Sep 1, 2022
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 Signaling Design Engineer (Senior Data Configuration 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.


  • Analyzing drawings and documents that are specific to the project
  • Determining the best possible values for the parameters braking distances and times, speed limits in special modes of operation, various timer or delay values, worst-case dimensions
  • Develop map of all objects belonging to the system, including signals, switches, tracks, crossings, speed limit zones, and other special zones or objects
  • Responsible for Configuration control documents and maintains these documents throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Responsible for generating the CBTC subsystem software kits (binary and other files) for the system.
  • Responsible for managing the software generation process and reports as needed for any bugs or development needs for the generic CBTC subsystem software generation tools.
  • Revises and maintains the CBTC subsystem software kits using revision-controlled documents and maintains these documents.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong ability to read and analyze sets of technical documents
  • Strong ability to understand large and complex sets of rules
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of information to understand the implications of that information
  • Experience using computing tools such as Python or MATLAB for modeling or simulation of physical systems
  • Demonstrated mastery of calculus, differential equations, introductory physics, probability, and numerical optimization
  • Ability to write and maintain technical documents
  • Ability to explain physical, mathematical, and logical systems in writing and in technical presentations
  • Eagerness to ask questions and to engage colleagues for the purpose of gaining and sharing knowledge
  • Eagerness to support an inclusive team through recognition of the contributions and value of other team members and through open and honest communication

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with railway interlocking principles
  • Familiarity with the IEEE 1474.1 safe braking model
  • Experience with software configuration management and familiarity with one or more version control tools (e.g. CVS, Subversion, Git, etc.)
  • Familiarity with basic Linux commands
  • Experience with debugging in Python

Languages: English Proficiency


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