TCMS System Engineer

Job Description

Siemens Mobility Rail Division has an immediate opening for a Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS) Engineer at our Sacramento, California Facility. We are looking for professionals with the drive to work in the high paced rail industry to build new and innovative designs for our future vehicles. In this role, the candidate will assist the Engineering Department personnel to ensure proper execution of the design of light rail vehicles, streetcars, locomotives and coaches, compliance with industry standards and customer specifications. This requires the ability to understand the interfaces between all the systems on the train. The candidate must be detail oriented and take ownership of projects. Must be able to work independently on projects to troubleshoot technical issues with minimal supervision. Propulsion know-how would be advantageous.


The Train Control and Monitoring System Engineer:


  • Works in a team with other system engineers.
  • Interprets all customer requirements and translates them into functional specifications and software requirements.  
  • Centralizes and integrates all vehicle health status and fault logic to display a customer friendly interface for the train operator and maintenance personnel.
  • Presents the system functionalities to customers during design reviews.  
  • Interfaces with all vehicle sub-system system engineers.
  • Cascades the customer requirements into detailed functional requirements.  
  • Writes functional specifications for the Train Control and Monitoring System.
  • Converts requirements into logic diagrams, and into software logic functions.  
  • Aligns the software relevant requirements with internal and external experts (e.g. suppliers) as well as with our customers.
  • Reviews software documentation and test procedures.
  • Continuously enhances his/her system know-how and takes over more and more complex design tasks.
  • Supports testers and commissioning technicians on-site to troubleshoot and to resolve software related engineering issues.
  • Writes specifications and reviews software documentation according to IEEE 1558.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 3 or more years of similar work experience (preferred).
  • Associate degree in Engineering with 5 or more years of similar work experience.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in an industry designing and producing complex systems (rail, automotive, aviation, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics.
  • Fluent in English.


Desired Skills:

  • Rail Experience in Train Control and Monitoring Systems.
  • Basic knowledge in propulsion and hardware development in rail systems.
  • Familiar with the application of bus systems in rail or automation technology.
  • Knowledge of German language.
  • Knowledge of IEEE 1473, 802.3, 802.11 and 1558 or expertise in train network topology.
  • Knowledge of IEC 61375.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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