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Software Development Engineer

La Grange, Illinois
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

PRS Facility Location:

EMD HQ LaGrange, IL

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the design, development and manufacturing of world class rail products and services vital to our customer s needs through the application of specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Work involves independent judgement, decision making, and creativity. Management is available to provide additional guidance for unusual situations.

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Company Description:

Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!

As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.

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Job Title:

Software Development Engineer


La Grange

Key Job Elements:

• Responsible for designing and architecting complex embedded system;

• Responsible for receiving specifications for new systems, and implementing them in code;

• Responsible for analyzing system requirements and provide architectural decisions for the software engineering team;

• Responsible for selecting project protocols and interfaces to support the requirements and design;

• Must be able to lead a small team of engineers to investigate and author software designs as well as working directly on the software;

• Test coded software requirements at desk and in lab;

• Provide support to field personnel as required based on field problems related to areas of responsibility;

• Knowledge of software engineering best practices and quality engineering processes is required;

• Domestic and/or International travel of 2-4 weeks per year is typical with this position;

• Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and able to multitask;

• Ensure that all work assigned work is completed on time.

Qualifications and Experience:


• Minimum 5+ years experience with Embedded Programming in C;

• Minimum 5+ years of experience designing/architecting complex software systems;

• Excellent understanding of Software Configuration Management principles and processes;

• Experience with networking protocols, preferably TCP/IP and/or CAN;

• Experienced user of software version control programs and configuration management preferably GIT/Stash, Jira and Polarion/DOORS;

• Excellent written and oral communication;

• Experience with low level hardware, driver, software interactions for CAN communication;

• High level of analytical ability.


• Experience with QNX operating systems (highly preferred);

• 3.5 GPA or higher;

• Experience with Matlab.


Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities


Progress Rail offers an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, paid time off for vacation and holidays, 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance and flexible spending accounts. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits.

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  • Job Reference: 674049164-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Progress Rail Services Corp.
  • Location: La Grange, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent