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Software Project Engineer, Rail-Safety - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Metrom Rail, LLC

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Contract position with the possibility of conversion to full-time. Reports to the Engineering Director, directly interfaces with the Chief Operating Officer.
Metrom Rail employs exceptional engineering professionals of varied disciplines, including electronic engineering, firmware development, mechanical engineering and RF engineering. A new project opportunity has created a need for a properly qualified software project management professional. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating a major safety-related software development program.

The primary work location for this position will be at our corporate office in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Project responsibilities will require periodic travel to domestic customer locations (office and field sites), and may include occasional international travel. Railroad safety training is required and will be provided by Metrom Rail or at client facilities. The candidate must consent to, and successfully pass a background check to satisfy federally-mandated safety training requirements.

• Work closely with the project manager to achieve technical requirements and schedule commitments for a rail-safety software development
• Detail and document a software requirements specification from user requirements and product functional requirements
• Lead the software architecture and design and the resulting documentation
• Coordinate software development of a proof-of-principle prototype for demonstration purposes
• Plan and oversee creation of software verification plans and test procedures
• Provide immediate oversight of software development and coordinate execution of software testing
• Produce and oversee the production of software product development documentation
• Provide technical contributions to project where appropriate
• Schedule, execute, and follow-up on code and testing reviews at appropriate milestones during the development process
• Ensure that the project team complies with the applicable development process and standards
• Collaborate with quality compliance staff

Knowledge / Experience
• At least 5 years of experience directing software development teams
• At least 10 years of experience developing embedded software
• Proven product development skills
• Demonstrable success completing multiple product developments

Educational Requirements
• At least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering or equivalent engineering related education

Technical Skills
• Strong leadership
• Disciplined approach to managing software development
• Capable of handling big picture visualization as well as precise development details
• Logical, rational, thorough, precise thought process
• Effective interpersonal skills for communication with development team and customer
• Proficient with written technical English
• Competency in Microsoft Office tools
The candidate must exhibit a history of bringing software from concept to production quickly and must be able to maintain a positive attitude under pressure. A diverse work history that demonstrates a range of knowledge and success at deriving creative solutions to complex architectural / design issues is essential.

Essential Background - A qualified candidate will have experience and expertise in the following areas:
• Embedded programming or embedded hardware development
• System architecture design
• Software development project management
• Fail-safe design or project management
• Application of safety and ISO 9000 quality standards
• Writing requirements documents and quality system compliance documents

A qualified candidate will also have familiarity with a number of the following areas:
• Authoring and executing software verification test plans
• IEEE Std 1558 (Software Documentation for Rail Equipment and Systems) or similar standard
• MIL-STD-882 (System Safety)
• Customer interfacing
About the Company
Metrom Rail, LLC develops innovative products for the rail industry which incorporate cutting edge sensing technologies. We provide an opportunity to work in a multiple-discipline group where development engineers collaborate in fast-paced product development environment. The company features on-site manufacturing and service support. Metrom Rail strongly encourages innovative designs and regularly generates patent applications. Engineers at Metrom Rail get involved in the entire product development process, from product conceptualization to production, and enjoy watching their creative efforts become manufactured products.

Primary Skills: Embedded programming, Embedded hardware development, application of safety and ISO 9000 quality standards, IEEE Std 1558, MIL-STD-882
Salary: Between -
Experience Required: Experienced, 7 years minimum
Clearance Level: Clearable
Travel: 25 %

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