Systems Engineer
Erie , Illinois
July 02, 2016
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GE Transportation

Business Segment

GET Transportation

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Posted Position Title

Systems Engineer

Career Level




Function Segment

Product Design and Development

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces





Erie, Chicago, Melbourne

Postal Code


Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing Concepts and Design

Requirements for wired and wireless network systems and applications installed on locomotives.

In this role you will work closely with a team of Software Engineers, Electrical Systems, Electrical

Design, Mechanical Packaging Engineers, Communications Engineers, and Requisition


Essential Responsibilities

The Systems Engineer will provide direction and assistance to work group in order to meet assigned objectives. In this role you will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

In addition, you will:

* Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures,

and product / program requirement

* Be responsible for System / Subsystem Level Design requirements, Product Descriptions, ICDs, FMEAs, DFSS / DFR Scorecards, Engineering

Support Requests, and other input documents

* Work with Project and Application engineers in developing the detailed application analysis to evaluate its impact on the System and flow down the right system level requirement

* Define and manage Interfaces to all sub-system in compliance to the system solution

* Work with Principal Engineers to generate and execute design review matrix and reviews

* Define System Validation Plans, execute System Validation Testing, and work with Test Engineers to ensure traceability to verifications cross reference matrices

* Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews

Take ownership of tech concepts, solution, risks / mitigation plans, and engineering cost estimates on proposals

* Maintain broad awareness of technical trends to ensure technical quality excellence, timely completion of work, and reviews and responsiveness to customer / program needs

* Be a Technical leader for the projects across global cross-functional teams (Customers, product / program management, SW COE, Electrical Integration, Train Control, Office systems, and Safety and Applications engineering) assuring "cradle to grave" success

* Partner with Sub-section Manager, Program Management, and Project / Application Engineers to develop roll out and deployment plans

* Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments

* Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and generic issues


* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in an engineering, IT, scientific or other technical position)

* Minimum of 1 year hands-on design and implementation experience involving; Engineering Systems, Hardware / Software Engineering, and/or Electrical Design

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

* Self-starter with the ability to lead the effort with minimum supervision

* Experience working in systems including; Ethernet, TCP / IP, and Short range / Long range wireless communication technology (WiFi, CDMA / GSM, etc.)

* Background in System Design and Validation on systems involving; Microprocessors and Communication Peripherals

Locomotive experience

* Embedded programming and/or experience with real time operating systems (QNX)

* Hands-on capability to handle test equipment and tools (DOORS, scripting languages (Perl, Visual Basic, and DOS), and Excel data manipulation aspects (Condensing large amounts of information))

* Knowledge in Locomotive Systems and Railroad Operating Practices

* Understanding and translating customer requirements for wired and wireless communications solutions

* Understanding and translating customer requirements for Applications development for software solutions

* Experience with DOORs Requirements Management Tools, and ClearQuest Defect Tracking

Experience with System Testing Processes, Tools, and Automation

* Ability to implement customer and

industry standards

* Ability to work in a cross-functional, global environment

* Ability to engage and build positive relationships with both customers and internal and external employees

* Six Sigma training or equivalent Quality Certification

Understanding of quality models (ISO 9000 and SEI-CMM)

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

* Understanding of engineering standards including; IEEE

Customer Technical Interface experience

* System Project

Estimation and Bidding Experience

* Knowledge of CENELEC norms for the rail industry

GE Transportation

* Tollgate Lifecycle Process Knowledge

* Standard Technical Leadership skills and behaviors


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