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Wabtec Corporation Software Architect in Springfield, Illinois

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

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Wabtec Digital Solutions is working upon customer focused state-of-the-art software solutions targeted to optimize Transportation and Logistics ecosystem. As Software Architect you will be responsible for building the architectural capability and roadmap for software products helping achieve desired outcomes for our customers. This is a strategic role which defines the technology roadmap and data aggregation platform for global customers.

In addition, the Architect will be responsible for providing technical guidance, participating in defining technical strategy, identify solve and/or escalate key technical challenges and be willing to get hands on with the team to develop and deliver capabilities as necessary. The Software Architect will support software design, OO concepts, microservices, front-end responsive web sites and backend Java and spring services.


  • Responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development technologies and infrastructure

  • Help define and then communicate/apply technical strategy to daily activates and ensure products evolve toward the strategy

  • Work with product owners to balance technical debt with new product capabilities

  • Responsible for evaluating emerging & established technologies against product requirements and for delivering platform/ product solutions along with tools and processes to support robust designs.

  • Demonstrate the ability to help team members through pair programming and code reviews

  • Be a technology advocate in business and customer interactions

  • Promote design of and aid in developing high performing and scalable end-to-end micro services that can integrate with rest of the microservices ecosystem

  • Has the ability to evaluate technology choices and articulate tradeoffs

  • Applies principles of SDLC and Lean/Agile/XP/TDD/CI/CD methodologies to deliver high quality, secure, and scalable software modules, documentation practices, refactoring, and testing techniques

  • Skilled in writing code that meets standards and delivers desired functionality using the technology selected for the project

  • Skilled in core data structures and algorithms and implements them using any language of choice

  • Work with product line leaders and architects to develop multi generation software technology plans

  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse

  • Support process improvements which guide the development, sustaining & support activities

  • Mentor and develop team members and help them grow technically on emerging technology trends as well as domain

  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables

  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products

  • Understand performance parameters and assess application performance

  • Proactively share information across the team, to the right audience with the appropriate level of detail and timeliness

  • Have ability to innovate and lead strategic planning for upcoming product roadmap items ahead of engineering teams


  • BE/BTech/MTech in ECE /Computer Science /EEE /IT or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

  • Minimum of 5+ years hands on experience writing microservices using spring boot technologies using java/j2ee tech stack.

  • Minimum of 2+ years hands web development experience using Angular, HTML, CSS, and Typescript.

  • Significant experience working on application architecture in an engineering, design, and architecture capacity.

  • Proficiency in multiple enterprise technologies, architectural styles, and containerization techniques.

  • Expert knowledge and experience in Java, microservices, event driven architecture, frameworks, various open-source stacks, and relational databases.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.