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Systems Engineer 

LOCATION: Irving / Texas (US-TX), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1664 | 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.



Driving growth. Together with you. Innovation is the critical driver of a more sustainable, efficient future in all industries. When it comes to rail technology, we are part of an industry-leading team of big-thinkers, problem-solvers, and visionaries. If you have a passion for making a better tomorrow through technological excellence, consider joining our team as we turn today’s challenges into opportunities for a more sustainable future. If this sounds like you then consider applying for a  Systems Engineer role with our team.


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

  • Gather customer requirements for the design of automated and semi-automated train driving systems.
  • Prepare technical proposals including clause-by-clause comments to customer specifications.
  • Prepare systems documentation including requirements specs, schematics, etc.
  • Define and perform commissioning tests for automated and semi-automated train driving systems.
  • Perform functional and software validation testing.
  • Assist senior engineers and field service engineering staff.
  • Develop interface control documents.
  • Perform system-level Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Develop Verification and Validation Test Procedure.
  • Make technical presentations to customers in support of sales.
  • Create project schedules and budgets; lead sales/application projects.
  • 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

  • Has a solid understanding of mechanical systems and can derive and develop an understanding of long heavy trains
  • Has a solid understanding of autonomous systems and can derive and develop a solid understanding of automated and semi-automated train driving.
  • Understands requirements analysis, allocation, and traceability.
  • Understands engineering analysis-fluid dynamics, fundamental electrical, elemental software.
  • Understands imperial and metric units of measure.
  • Understands configuration management.
  • Has the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Has or can develop working knowledge of NYAB Engineering systems and procedures.
  • Understands FMECA analysis.
  • Understands scheduling, budgeting, planning, and project management.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 a rail environment, 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, in addition to being able to work and travel to a from rail assets and climb onto and from locomotives.



Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Physics

2-5+ Years of Relevant Engineering


Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Physics

5-7+ years of experience

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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