Overview

Position Summary

Perform system engineering and test activities in support of Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) projects. Work with Program Managers and System Engineers to ensure compliance to customers’ defined standards. Serve as Subject Matter Expert in CBTC operation, verification, validation, integration, and test activities to ensure the delivery of a complete, correct, and accurate CBTC system per project contractual requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Perform application engineering activities for system design in support of proposals and projects.
  • Support the development of the following System Engineering activities:
    • Requirements specification
    • Architecture description
    • Interface description
    • System integration and development plans
    • Support for internal and external design reviews.
    • Assist in execution of the CBTC V-cycle activities (Integration, Validation, Verification) throughout the whole project life: Design, Factory Integration, Customer Lab test and Field/site testing.
  • Create test procedures, test cases, and test scenarios and plan their execution on the test bed, in the customer lab, and in the field.
  • Ensure that design and customer requirements are correctly translated into all test plans and procedures.
  • Identify and select simulators and other test bed equipment needed to perform testing.
  • Execute test procedures, record test results, and create test reports including Functional Validation Test Report, Performance Test Report, etc., in the factory and in the field.
  • Ensure that factory testing provides full performance coverage to guarantee correct implementation of the CBTC functional and safety requirements.
  • Perform hardware and software integration including troubleshooting of circuits, relays, and communication equipment.
  • Manage the site installation and contractor(s) assigned to installation. Verify the installation of equipment on rail cars and in the field. Ensure equipment component testing prior to delivery.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field with 3-5 years of experience with developing and testing metro railway automated systems, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of CBTC interoperability specifications for carborne and zone controller functional requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of railroad wayside signaling equipment, radio communication networks, and critical railway systems and testing.
  • Advanced interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required to communicate with customers and employees.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office products.