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Lead Systems Engineer

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/26/2017 12:01:35 PM
  • 2807761
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida; Erie, Melbourne, Chicago


About Us:
As a division of General Electric Company, GE Transportation is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power, and drilling industries. We drive change and progress — by rail and across oceans. We go farther and dig deeper, with advanced technology that connects people, data and machines, so resources can be gathered, goods can be transported and economies can thrive. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide. Learn more about GE Transportation today!

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Lead Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing Concepts and Design Requirements for wired and wireless network systems and applications installed on locomotives. In this role you will work closely with a team of Software Engineers, Electrical Systems, Electrical Design, Mechanical Packaging Engineers, Communications Engineers, and Requisition Engineers.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Lead Systems Engineer will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
In addition, you will:
  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirement
  • Be responsible for System - Subsystem Level Design requirements for wireless communications, networking, video systems / analytics, and other software functions by providing Product Descriptions, ICD’s, FMEA’s, DFSS / DFR Scorecards, Engineering Support Requests, and other input documents
  • Work with Project and Application engineers in developing the detailed application analysis to evaluate its impact on the System and flow down the right system level requirement
  • Define and manage Interfaces to all sub-system in compliance to the system solution
  • Work with Principal Engineers to generate and execute design review matrix and reviews
  • Define System Validation Plans, execute System Validation Testing, and work with Test Engineers to ensure traceability to verifications cross reference matrices
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews
  • Take ownership of tech concepts, solution, risks / mitigation plans, and engineering cost estimates on proposals
  • Maintain broad awareness of technical trends to ensure technical quality excellence, timely completion of work, and reviews and responsiveness to customer / program needs
  • Be a Technical leader for the projects across global cross-functional teams (Customers, product / program management, SW COE, Electrical Integration, Train Control, Office systems, and Safety and Applications engineering) assuring “cradle to grave” success
  • Partner with Sub-section Manager, Program Management, and Project / Application Engineers to develop roll out and deployment plans
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues



Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical / science discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on design and implementation experience involving; Engineering Systems, Hardware / Software Engineering, and/or Electrical Design



Desired Characteristics:
  • Self-starter with the ability to lead the effort with minimum supervision
  • Experience working in systems including; Ethernet, TCP / IP, and Short range / Long range wireless communication technology (WiFi, CDMA / GSM, etc.)
  • Background in System Design and Validation on systems involving; Microprocessors and Communication Peripherals
  • Locomotive experience
  • Embedded programming and/or experience with real time operating systems (QNX)
  • Hands-on capability to handle test equipment and tools (DOORS, scripting languages (Perl, Visual Basic, and DOS), and Excel data manipulation aspects (Condensing large amounts of information))
  • Knowledge in Locomotive Systems and Railroad Operating Practices
  • Understanding and translating customer requirements for wired and wireless communications solutions
  • Understanding and translating customer requirements for Applications development for software solutions
  • Experience with DOORs Requirements Management Tools, and ClearQuest Defect Tracking
  • Experience with System Testing Processes, Tools, and Automation
  • Ability to implement customer and industry standards
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, global environment
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with both customers and internal and external employees
  • Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality Certification
  • Understanding of quality models (ISO 9000 and SEI-CMM)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Understanding of engineering standards including; IEEE
  • Customer Technical Interface experience
  • System Project Estimation and Bidding Experience
  • Knowledge of CENELEC norms for the rail industry
  • GE Transportation Tollgate Lifecycle Process Knowledge
  • Standard Technical Leadership skills and behaviors


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Locations: United States ; Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida; Erie, Melbourne, Chicago

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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