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Communications Systems Architect Manager - Rail Infrastructure

Job Description

Siemens Rail Infrastructure

Siemens Mobility supplies railway markets the world over with solutions and turnkey installations for railway automation and telecommunication. Our customers are infrastructure operators and mainline railways all around the world as well as industrial railways and public transport authorities in cities and megacities.

Our products and systems are used for automating our customers’ operations management processes and thus make a considerable contribution to improving their economic situation and mobility in general. We are looking for the best talent to shape the technology of the future. Come build your career in one of the best companies in the world!

The Communications Systems Architect / Manager is part of the Project Execution Systems Engineering group reporting directly to the Head of System Engineering department.  This role is responsible for driving the requirements, design, implementation and integration of various network infrastructure for various Siemens Mobility projects as well as managing and mentoring communications staff to build and maintain the best communications team in the US.  The ideal candidate is someone with a complete understanding of the lifecycle of communications project, from the initial bid phase, through detailed level design and implementation, followed by field validation and customer acceptance.  This candidate will demonstrate a complete understanding of modern networking theory and practices utilizing modern design tools to accomplish effective project execution.

In addition to communication knowledge, a candidate with in-depth knowledge of railroad agency networking is a major plus.

Managerial Requirements:

  • Proven technology leader with 8+ years of hands on leadership experience.
  • Proven track record to manage diverse staff of experts through entire life cycle of projects
  • Ability to grow team both professionally and personally to ensure retention and growth in key strategic areas of communications
  • Proven track record of deploying outstanding quality products/projects taking into account cost/schedule/quality
  • History of managing/leading multi-million dollar projects to completion
  • Excellent written/communication skills upstream/downstream

Technical Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline preferred with 10 years’ post-graduation industry experience preferred.  A combination of education and experience also considered.
  • 10+ years of hands on experience in Ethernet LAN / WAN routing & switching architectures and configurations based on industry leading vendor products.
  • Detailed understanding on data center and backbone infrastructure architectures including IP sub-netting experience is essential
  • Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft Visio, Word, and Excel for detailing and illustration purposes.
  • Excellent knowledge of writing detailed specifications and procedures taking the guidance from Systems designers, external vendor authorities and customer specifications.
  • Proven experience in Proof-of-Concept and Factory Acceptance level test planning, lab setup and      execution to demonstrate conceptual designs. Expert knowledge in using Ethernet Testers: JDSU or equivalent, packet analyzers and gathers for field integration troubleshooting and validation.
  • Practical experience in Metro and ISP mature infrastructure as DWDM, SDN and legacy infrastructure as Sonet, ATM will be beneficial.
  • Implementation skills in Firewall and security architectures from Cisco, Palo Alto, including Cyber security guidelines applicable for critical applications.
  • Industry active certifications CCNP and CCDA or higher is helpful, though practical knowledge on standardized protocols, and use of Alcatel Lucent, Nokia, MPLS and MEF standards along with good knowledge on multi-vendor NMS applications will be considered.
  • Willingness to work in field: Rail data center and wayside environments for time restricted deliverables, Lab build out for concept testing, extended work hours (if required) with quality and integrity in all deliverables is expected.
  • US Citizenship required

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical network development for their allocated tasks
  • Production of network architectural diagrams and design documents
  • Production of fiber optic layout and cable schedules, diversity plans
  • Participate and build trust with the customer being responsible for the scope of the deliverables
  • Assist with presenting network design architecture to the project and the customer
  • Be well rounded and ready to assist in integration challenges during and after hours.
  • Development of associated test specifications including POC, FAT and integration test plans.
  • Provide constant support and participate in field commissioning activities when required.

We seek to hire top talent and provide them with opportunities to earn top dollar. Siemens is a phenomenal place to have a career in an innovative environment. If you're interested in becoming a Systems Architect with Siemens Mobility, we'll offer you the support and career advancement to make it happen!

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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Siemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

EEO is the Law
Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision
Siemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. To learn more, Click here.

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