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Senior SW Engineer

Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Job ID: R0008914
Date Posted: May 23, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A.
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 Innovation 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 Naples - Italy.

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.


  • The Senior Software Engineer will perform development activities (conceptualise, design, oversee, code, debug & test) in accordance with industry standards and procedures.
  • The Senior Software Engineer will perform development activities (conceptualise, design, oversee, code, debug & test) related to the development of large, complex software systems (with high volume data processing) in the public transport and ticketing sector
  • This role will be responsible to deliver software products/services for any given project in accordance with its objectives, key milestones and deliverables. 

Main Responsibilities

Demonstrable software engineering experience with a proven track record of specification, design and development of complex software in the transport and ticketing sector Analyse and compile system, subsystem requirements specifications and design definitions Compile use cases for multi-tenant (IaaS/SaaS/PaaS) platform requiring high performance, scalability and availability Provide software architecture, cloud and distributed systems expertise and work with internal/external parties to ensure development activities are aligned with scope, schedule, priorities and business objectives Complete high and low level technical design specifications, storyboards and interface specifications for the software to be developed Design/oversee high level and low level software components, write high-quality software that will perform at scale, be supportable and extensible Design, develop and test applications and programs to support the software products Design, develop and test software programs, including coding, unit testing and software configuration control Provide support of software products through conception to product delivery including problem solving, defect maintenance and operational support Maintain deep technical analysis of software designs for all areas including security, software patterns, cloud infrastructure, data modelling, resilience and scalability Prepare reports, manuals, procedures and status reports, including, ability to create and review reports, technical documents, test specifications, contracts and proposals Share technical expertise within the department and other internal/external parties as requested

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Skills

At least 10 years’ experience in analysis, design, development, procurement, implementation and support of large complex systems (with high volume data processing) for public transport, ticketing, e-Commerce, financial book keeping, banking or retail environment Sound knowledge of Software/System Development Life Cycle (e.g. Waterfall/Agile Methodology, ISO 15288/V Model) for large and complex systems (with high volume data processing); writing requirements, interface specifications, high and low level technical design specifications, verification & validation, defining test cases and test procedures Strong analytical skills to elicit requirements and transform them to software architecture and interfaces In-depth, hands-on working knowledge in application (software, web, mobile) development with experience of application, cryptography, cryptanalysis, identity and access management technologies, infrastructure and operational experience Strong practical and theoretical knowledge of cloud technologies/solutions - IaaS, PaaS & SaaS

  • Experience

Experience in producing requirements, high and low level design/test documentation Experience in developing, releasing and maintaining large scale distributed cloud-based applications with a major cloud provider (e.g. AWS, Azure etc.) Hands-on design, coding, integration and deployment experience in enterprise applications Experience of C/C++, Java, Python, Go, multi-threaded programming etc. Experience in XML, JSON, JavaScript, CSS, HTML etc. Experience in exposing web services, such as, JAX-WS/REST Experience in Web Service Security (WSS) and PKI infrastructures Experience with REST API design and development, Software Containerization and Serverless Computing Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases, Spark, Hadoop, PostgreSQL (table design, queries, query optimisation) or other distributed frameworks Experience of containerization platforms like Docker and implementing them in a microservices distributed cloud architecture

  • Qualifications

A minimum of a degree in a Computer Science or an Engineering subject with at least 10 years’ of related experience in the public transport and ticketing sector Certifications of relevant methods (UML, Scrum) and technologies (Java, Spring, JavaScript) Good knowledge of Project Management (e.g. PRINCE2, PMBOK) Membership of a relevant, recognised technical professional body or institute (e.g. British Computer Society, The Institution of Engineering and Technology) Fluent in English language

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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