Georgetown, Texas

Loram Maintenance of Way





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Job Title: Engineer II, Software

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Director, Software Engineering

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE:

The Engineer II, Software position is responsible for the design and development of innovative software solutions in a challenging engineering environment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Analysis

  • Analyzes software and data requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Consults with engineers, data analysists and other operations to determine system specifications to meet the functional and performance requirements.
  • Communicate concepts, recommendations and solutions effectively with customers as well as management, verbally and in written format.

Design & Development

  • Designs, develops, and tests software and database applications to meet customer/product requirements.
  • Design and implement optimal data pipeline architecture. Identify and build tools which utilize the data pipeline to promote insightful data analysis and automate processes.
  • Develops and implements procedures and documentation for software system testing, data validation and training.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Testing, Installation, & Commissioning

  • Coordinate testing, installation and commissioning of software at customer sites.

Maintenance & Support

  • Provide support and maintenance for existing applications
  • Work with stakeholders including the Operations, Engineering and Data teams to support specific data extraction, analysis and reporting/visualization needs.
  • Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with customers as well as management.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Action Oriented
  • Adaptability
  • Learning
  • Technical Learning
  • Passion for Results
  • Value Based

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related Engineering discipline

Experience: 5+ years of Software Design and Development. 3+ years of .NET Framework, C#, and WPF/Windows Forms (programming in these environments). 3+ years of MS SQL databases and other relational database concepts, OOA/OOD - Object Oriented Analysis and Design & GUI development.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Full-Stack .NET Development
  • Knowledge of Python, C/C++.
  • Familiar with MVVM or other established design patterns

*Or equivalent combination of education and experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related Engineering discipline

Experience: Experience with Xamarin/Mobile Application Development (IOS and Android). Familiarity with Azure, ASP.NET/JS/Web development and Entity Framework. Exposure to AI, IOT and Big Data applications a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Up to 15 % travel including international, using any method of transportation.
  • Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
  • Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
  • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
  • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

Georgetown, Texas

The railway track maintenance industry is a big-dollar business dominated by just a handful of highly specialized firms. In North America, where railroads spend well over $6 billion a year maintaining their track, one of the largest companies of the industry is Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. Founded in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way started out as a small operation having just a handful of employees and a product line consisting of two simple machines. In the many years since that unpretentious beginning, the company has become one of the leading suppliers of track maintenance machinery and services in North America.

To all the major railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Loram name is synonymous with technologically sophisticated, high-production machinery. The company's reputation for producing state-of-the-art equipment is surpassed only by its reputation for providing the highest quality service. Loram's specialties as a manufacturer of machinery and a contractor for services are reflected by its two main operating departments. The Ballast and Grade Service Department operates the company's large and diversified fleet of machinery for such tasks as resurfacing track, cleaning ballast and ditches along the right of way. The Grinding Service Department is responsible for operating Loram's large fleet of rail grinding machines.

 Loram machines are both sold and leased to railroads, but the company's reputation rests on its performance as a contractor offering a wide range of track maintenance services to major railroads. This reputation goes back to 1954, when Mannix International, the company that eventually became Loram Maintenance of Way, entered the field of railway track maintenance as a contractor supplying machinery for ballast work. In the beginning, Mannix International's business was built around two undertrack machines, the Mannix Sled and the Mannix Plow, which greatly simplified the task of raising and reballasting track.

These first two machines were the starting point for a product line that now includes a wide array of equipment for track maintenance work. During the 1950's and 1960's, Mannix International improved its undertrack equipment and began manufacturing other types of machines. By 1974, when the company was renamed Loram Maintenance of Way, the product line had been expanded to include shoulder ballast cleaners, ditch cleaners, tie handling machines, and rail grinders. In the early 1980's Loram emerged as the North American leader in the technology for both shoulder ballast cleaning and rail grinding. Today, Loram Maintenance of Way is recognized as one of the premier firms in the North American railway track maintenance industry.