Senior Systems Engineer III (C&TC)

MxV Rail
Pueblo, Colorado
Feb 23, 2024
Feb 28, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

MxV Rail seeks a Senior Systems Engineer III to support the Communications and Train Control (C&TC) team in testing, designing, defining, modeling, and evaluating C&TC technologies for the railroad industry. We seek a talented and highly motivated engineer to support current and next-generation train control technology and railway operations research. The successful candidate will support the research and systems engineering of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems, railroad wireless communications, radio technology performance, railroad safety systems, automation technology, lifecycle management, and/or other C&TC areas of activity.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Senior Systems Engineer III is responsible for providing professional engineering and scientific services to internal and external customers as directed by the Staff Leader. This role involves using engineering principles, systems engineering, data analysis, programming languages, database management/querying for research and engineering of train control systems. The successful candidate is expected to participate in all phases of projects by assisting in requirements development, modeling, implementation, test planning, test execution, data analysis, presentations, and report writing. The successful candidate is also expected to have project leadership responsibilities, which include assisting in proposal preparation, project planning, project execution, project oversight, technical oversight and mentoring of internal staff, customer interaction, deliverable preparation.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

Development of system concepts and formal system Concepts of Operations documents.
Participating in problem definition and technical needs analysis across various projects within C&TC.
Development of systems engineering documentation, including formal system functional and performance requirements and interface specifications.
Performing requirements tracing tasks within requirements management tools.
Development of requirement verification methods.
Working independently or within a multi-disciplinary group composed of MxV Rail staff, railroad personnel, and vendor product development personnel.
Supporting identification and development of project opportunities and technical capabilities to support industry needs related to train control applications.

Other duties may include:

Performing data simulations and analysis related to train control systems.
Supporting the definition and execution of formal test cases and test programs.
Performing data collection, organization, and analysis using common, customized tools and techniques.
Applying statistical methods to determine requirements, processes, and standards.
Supporting technology research and development activities.
Project management and mentoring.

Required Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering-related field, computer science, or equivalent experience.
At least five years of professional engineering experience in the areas of systems engineering, train operations, or train control.
Professional experience with systems engineering concepts, particularly the system definition process (requirements analysis, system concept definition, and requirements definition) and test methodology (test case definition, test design).
Experience with the development of formal systems engineering documentation.
Familiarity with requirements management, including requirements management tools and requirements tracing activities.
Experience with projects involving the development of practical solutions to unique, open-ended problems.
Ability to apply logical and methodical approaches to solving engineering problems.
Experience working across different levels within and outside an organization.
Ability to work independently and within a team from a hybrid work environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication, along with demonstrable public speaking skills. Capable of preparing and delivering technical presentations to scientific groups.
Demonstrable computer skills, with experience using Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Open to learning and living the MxV Rail values (Momentum, Insight, Teamwork, Rigor, Purpose) in all facets of the organization's work.
MxV Rail policy requires all prospective employees to complete a criminal background check (Disclosure for Consumer Reports Consent Form) and a pre-employment substance abuse screening (Applicant Consent for Drug Testing Form) as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the above, the following qualifications are preferred:

Experience working with engineering projects related to PTC systems.
Familiarity with, or basic understanding of, risk/threat/hazard analysis.
Experience in testing against system requirements, including familiarity with test case management and software tools and traceability of test cases to system requirements.
Experience with reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) analysis concepts.
Proficient in testing methods, data collection, analysis techniques, and reporting.
Experience with computer programming, computer-based analysis, computer-aided design, and computer-based modeling.

Working Environment and Level of Physical Activity:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Environment: Office and field environments. Must be able to walk in an industrial and/or railroad environment, including uneven surfaces such as ballast.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Travel: Travel will be required to support projects, training, C&TC meetings, industry events, and outreach. Travel is estimated at 15%.

Benefits Overview:
Health, Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Railroad Retirement
401(k) Program with Company Match
AAR Pension Plan
Life Insurance (life, accident, or disability insurance)
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
Incentive Compensation Program
Fortnight Schedule
Remote Work
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Tuition Reimbursement
Health Club Membership

About MxV Rail:

Located near the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountain Front Range, MxV Rail is the world's premier rail advisory because we have the expertise to keep our industry moving forward. Toward safer equipment and people. More transformative technology. Toward more efficient operations and fewer emissions. We are called MxV Rail because it is the formula for momentum, and that's what we deliver. We advance our industry, our clients, and the best ideas. We help set the standards and solve immediate and long-standing challenges. We put breakthrough technologies to the test, and train first responders how to do things right when things go wrong. In partnership, we safely experiment, learn, adapt, and advance, so our clients can thrive.

MxV Rail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to marital status, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, intersectionality of sex with race and ethnicity, or any other legally protected status not related to a person's ability to do a job. MxV Rail is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please email .