Software Engineer, Co-Op 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 2047 | JOB GRADE: 


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.



This is your opportunity to make a big impact on the next generation of electronic controls and braking safety systems. The Co-op opportunity is for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in any of the following disciplines: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. You can expect challenging work and an insiders view into your future profession. You will work as an individual and as part of a project team, while receiving regular feedback in preparation for a final presentation to company leaders.


Opportunity to work with Software Engineers on any of the following tasks:

  • Investigate software bug reports, change requests
  • Design, code, modify, debug, test and document software
  • Author documents (Design, Interface control, Functional, etc...)
  • Provide task breakdown and effort estimates
  • Unit tests - Design, document, execute and result recording
  • Integration tests - Design, document, execute and result recording
  • Report issues including timely escalation
  • Use software configuration management (SCM) tools
  • Work under supervision/guidance of other Systems Engineers, Project Managers, Customer support, Test Engineers and Software Engineers
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the management


Required Skills:

  • C/C++ programming, Real-time/Embedded Systems
  • UNIX/Linux, QNX, Windows
  • MS office suite
  • Familiarity with OOAD


The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • Detail oriented
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and team skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team in a dynamic working environment including international team members 


Required Experience:

  • Previous relevant internship, co-op, course, or work experience



GPA of 3.0 or higher in any of the following disciplines: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. You will work within the Software Engineering group.



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: Watertown