Specialist Engineer 2

  • Location

    East Pittsburgh, United States

  • Sector:

    Business Professional

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  • Contact:

    Sonu Chouhan

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Position Overview Do you have a passion for Functional Safety? Do you enjoy working hand-in-hand with talented designers to deliver safe solutions meeting customer needs? Are you an advocate for process adherence who ensures that the job gets done right? Do you want to join an Engineering company which offers many growth opportunities nationally and internationally? Then apply for the position of RAMS Manager with Siemens!

In this role, you will incorporate RAMS management throughout the entire lifecycle of product development, from a use case definition, RAMS planning over requirement clarification, design, software development, hardware development, test, validation, field test, pilot projects, product qualification, safety case to independent safety assessment.


  • Support CBTC projects of New York City Transit
  • Exert RAMS control over safety-critical software
  • Prepare and execute project safety plans in line with Siemens standards and practices. Also ensure that necessary documents (hazard analyses, fault tree analyses, safety cases, etc.) are available for approvals
  • Act as the intermediary between the project and approval authority; support project execution by coordinating requirements with the Project Manager, Systems Engineers, Independent Safety Assessors, Suppliers and Customers
  • Perform RAM and Safety Analyses, FMEA and FTA to identify faults within the systems and operations
  • Ensure process adherence throughout the SDLC within the scope of responsibility
  • Identify safety requirements through evaluation of the software and hardware design characteristics and functions.
  • Contribute to system safety and reliability elements of complex, technical projects

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience as a RAMS engineer, RAMS manager, software developer or validator for complex and safety-critical Railroad, Nuclear Plant, Aircraft and\or Automotive systems
  • 2-3 years of experience with Communication Based Train Control
  • Experience with Safety-Critical Software Development Processes
  • Knowledge of fail-safe, vital and redundant design principles
  • RAMS relevant standards (IEEE-1483, MIL-882, IEC-61508, MIL-217)
  • Hands-on knowledge of CENELEC (EN50126, EN50128, EN50129, EN50159)
  • Collaboration and management skills
  • Experience in writing and reviewing technical reports

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • RSIA
  • Railroad operational experience
  • ETCS
  • Strategic thinking
  • Different management styles
  • Working in an international environment
  • Customer interaction
  • Relationship with legal authorities