Platform Engineer(m/f/d)

Job Description

Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability.

Mobility Management, Turnkey Projects & Electrification, Mainline Transport, Urban Transport and Customer Services. They have the know-how to make road traffic flow more smoothly and quickly, make trains more environmentally friendly and efficient, make train schedules and freight shipments more reliable. We work with our customers to develop optimal solutions to help overcome their challenges.

Our Platform Engineers design robust, reliable, and resilient infrastructures to support our customer’s signalling systems, complying with the demanding standards that must be fulfilled in railway projects. They analyse customer’s needs, requirements, and products’ application conditions, in order to specify the adequate hardware platform on which the system should run to achieve the best performance. They define the redundancy and high availability mechanisms that will provide the system with adequate reliability and resilience. They prepare the automatic deployment mechanisms to easily configure the equipment that will be delivered to the customer. The Platform Engineer configures and fine-tunes the underlaying Linux OS, hardens the system, carries out vulnerability analysis and manages security patching in such a critical infrastructure. Join our team and we will foster your continuing professional development and an exchange with colleagues from all over the world. One thing is certain: your ideas will not be filed away, but almost always find their way into company practice. Worldwide.

Besides, the Platform Engineer will be part or a team eager for innovation and looking forward to modernizing and evolving traditional railway infrastructures towards virtualized and cloud solutions.

We make real what matters. This is your role.

Activities and Responsibilities:

•             Report progress of platform activities in projects.
•             Ensure the assigned activities are done according to projects goals and schedule plans.
•             Ensure the assigned design, implementation, tests and commissioning activities are done according to project requirements
•             Participation in the traceability of requirements of the project.
•             Generation of technical specifications.
•             Participation in the generation of the system’s hardware architecture and the bill of materials for the project.
•             Participation in the generation of the different platform design documents and drawings.
•             Generation and management of design change requests.
•             Generation of the deployment mechanisms, Preproduction environments, and testing and commissioning procedures.
•             Implementation, test and commissioning of hardware and software solutions.
•             System administration and support during project’s execution phase.
•             Generation of manuals and training documentation.
•             Provide customer training.
•             Provide support to the installation and maintenance works.
•             Collaboration and support to other engineering teams.
•             Communication and collaboration with other engineering areas and Mobility departments.
•             Proactively identifies areas of innovation, opportunities for process improvement and cost reductions opportunities.
•             Contribute to evolve traditional industrial architectures to modern, virtualized and cloud infrastructures.

Requirements - Education/Experience:

•             University or Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Computer/Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent degree.
•             Knowledge or work experience in railway or industrial systems and technologies (Good to have)

Requirements - Skills:

•             Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•             Ability to foster effective work in a cross-functional, multinational and diverse environment.
•             Multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
•             Continuous improvement mind-set as a must.
•             Goal driven with customer orientation and teamwork skills.
•             Proactive, self-driven and autonomous work.

Requirements - Experience in the following technologies and fields of knowledge will be valued:

•             Ability to understand and assess large SCADA-type systems which integrate heterogeneous products and subsystems in industrial environments.
•             IT infrastructures knowledge: workstations, servers, clustering and High Availability IT architectures, application servers (JBoss), SQL databases, SAN storage, NAS, network protocols, etc.
•             Experience in designing, architecting, deploying, and administrating systems based on GNU/Linux (RHEL/CentOS distros) and MS Windows machines.
•             Strong knowledge in Linux System Administration, both physical and virtualized: Shell Scripting, bash, automation, performance tuning, monitoring.
•             Cybersecurity-related knowledge: Linux OS hardening, SElinux, SSL/TLS, firewalling, vulnerability management, security patching, PKI, MS Windows GPOs, antimalware protection, Active Directory (Good to have)
•             Virtualization: VMware (Good to have)
•             Microservices architecture, Kubernetes, Dockers, Openshift (Good to have)
•             Cloud architecture knowledge: On Premise Cloud, Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) (Good to have)
•             Programming knowledge: C, Java, Python (Good to have)
•             Experience in Agile methodologies: SCRUM (Good to have)

Other requirements:

•             English: B2 or equivalent, mandatory.
•             Willingness to travel worldwide when required.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new! That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation. Flexibility is our main benefit. We combine remote and presence work because work-life balance and wellbeing are essential for our teams. We are convinced that stay at home allow us to focus on activities that need more time for concentration and being at the office enhance our creativity collaborating and learning from others.

Organization: Siemens Mobility


Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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