Dynamics Engineer 

LOCATION: Irving / Texas (US-TX), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 3757 | JOB GRADE: 15 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Dynamics Engineer


Reports to

Manager of Systems Engineering



The engineer filling this position will be responsible to collaborate as part of a team on the design, development, analysis and test of new software-based systems within the LEADER product family. 


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Provide maintenance support for existing products.
  2. Develop requirements for the design of energy management/train control systems
  3. Develop interface control documents
  4. Prepare technical proposals including clause-by-clause comments to customer specifications.    
  5. Prepare systems documentation including requirement specifications, schematics, etc.
  6. Perform system integration                                        
  7. Prepare system-level Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)      
  8. Assist with the development of verification and validation test procedures                         
  9. Assist with preparation and delivery of technical presentations to customers in support of sales
  10. Troubleshoot complex system problems and identify root cause / corrective actions         
  11. Perform and participate in design reviews. 
  12. Prepare detailed design documentation.
  13. Adhere to all NYAB development processes.
  14. Interface with other departments as necessary.   
  15. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  16. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  17. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  18. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies


  1. Data Analysis experience using Excel, Matlab, Python, etc.
  2. Basic understanding of Mechanical, Pneumatic, and Electrical Systems.
  3. Experience with software-based control systems.
  4. Problem solving skills.
  5. Use of Standard Microsoft Office Suite for communication and documentation
  6. Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
  7. Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
  8. Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  9. Adaptability & Flexibility - Includes the ability to build networks, work successfully in various, complex, changing and challenging environments and with diverse people.
  10. Customer Orientation - Is about demonstrating service and relationship-orientation toward internal and external customers, satisfying their needs and generating mutually satisfactory solutions.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.



Education and Experience

  1. Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field of study required.
  2. 2-5 Years of relevant engineering experience. highly preferred


Preferred Experience

  1. 6+ years of directly relevant experience
  2. Familiarity with the Software Development Lifecycle.
  3. Familiarity/Experience with Control Topologies
  4. Proficient use of Unix/Linux like environments.
  5. Experience with C/C++ development.
  6. Experience in Rail or transportation systems software development
  7. Development for safety rated systems (SIL)
  8. Scrum development methodologies
  9. Development using System Modelling Tools (SysML, UML)




Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.




Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas