Senior Software Engineer 

LOCATION: Irving / Texas (US-TX), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 2603 | JOB GRADE: 16 


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.



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.


  • Provide maintenance support for existing software-based products.
  • Design, code, debug and test new software products.
  • Perform/Participate in software design and code reviews.
  • Prepare detailed design and test case documentation.
  • Prepare requirements and architectural design documents.
  • Adhere to NYAB software processes.
  • Interface with other departments as necessary.
  • Prepare software estimates and schedules.
  • Provide mentorship to junior level software engineers.
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies

  • Capable of developing C/C++ applications for PC based and/or embedded real-time.
  • Understands Object Oriented Analysis and Design.
  • Capable of using NYAB software engineering tools (SCM, Defect Tracking, Compilers, Debuggers, etc …).
  • Capable of using real-time operating systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Understands UML based software design modelling.
  • Understands software project planning.
  • Has formal problem solving skills.
  • Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
  • 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.
  • Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility - Includes the ability to build networks, work successfully in various, complex, changing and challenging environments and with diverse people.
  • Creativity & Innovation - Includes creating an atmosphere of openness and curiosity for innovations, providing and implementing inventive ideas that add value.


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilitie


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.



Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

3--5 Years of Relevant Experience

*LI-TS1 *LI-Hybrid

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!

Nearest Major Market: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas