Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!
The Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and Documentation Engineer will have the primarily responsibility of providing assurance that the software portion of a project fulfills commitments for the software product:
As specified in the customer and end user’s technical specifications and contract documents;
In compliance with project-specific, software related plans;
Consistent with Knorr’s internal process requirements.
The SQA Engineer must be familiar with embedded control system environments typical in Knorr hardware systems.
A secondary responsibility is to provide support for format and correctness of software design documents required for submittal to the customer:
The software product may be produced by Knorr Brake for brake systems, Merak NA for HVAC system, or IFE NA for door systems.
Meet IEEE or EN content requirements
Are correctly formatted for maximum readability
Consistent with Knorr’s existing document templates
Review customer and end user specifications and support proposal development.
Prepare, maintain, and implement Software Quality Assurance and Software Configuration Management Plans, based on standard templates but tailored for each project.
Prepare, maintain, and implement Software Verification and Validation Plans for each project.
Audit software development and design processes, compliance with software plans, and software testing
Prepare and/or review software design documentation submitted to customers.
Oversee specified software verification and validation tasks.
Prepare or approve Software Verification and Validation Test Procedures and Reports.
In coordination with RMSH Engineers, monitor software quality and defects.
Engineering Principles: Broad experience and good theoretical knowledge of engineering principles:
Understanding of electro-mechanical systems
Understanding principles for developing robust, high integrity software applications
Reliability, maintainability, safety and human factors
General electrical / electronics principles
Software Knowledge: Should understand software development methodology as it pertains to the capabilities listed below of the Knorr electronic systems:
Software Testing Documentation to IEEE software standards or equivalent
Proficient in applying software standards, especially IEEE, EN or IEC equivalent
Must understand and practice good organization and configuration management skills
Must understand the CMMI based software development process
Work within IEEE documentation constraints
Proficient with MS Office applications
Proficient with Adobe Acrobat and MS Outlook
Software development tools desirable
Leadership and Teamwork:
Must be able to define clearly requirements and expectations to others (Electronic Engineers, Program Manager, Customer, End User, Purchasing, etc.)
Must be able to work well in a team environment both internally and with customers.
Strong problem solving abilities
Must have a strong desire to succeed with high expectations, both of themselves and others
Industry Experience (preferred):
Knowledge and practical understanding of electro-mechanical systems in passenger rail vehicles or similar equipment and principles, as applied to microprocessor controlled equipment
Experience with embedded control of rail vehicle equipment desirable
Experience with integrated electro-mechanical systems desirable
Demonstrated performance within a project team environment
Professional Writing: Must be able to write clear, concise specifications, must be able to develop standard template documentation style to conform to IEEE standards or equivalent.
Manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
Must have effective communications and presentations skills
Strong desire to develop one's career in software quality assurance
What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?
Competitive Health Benefits- Medical, RX, Dental, Vision, Teladoc online doctor
Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, STD and LTD
401k w/ Fidelity- 50% company match on up to 6% of employee deferred compensation, 3% company safe-harbor contribution, eligible up to 3% profit sharing contribution- eligible for max 9% company contribution per year
Free corporate passes to Baltimore Zoo, Aquarium and Science Center
Free gym memberships
Additional discounts- cell phone carriers, BJs wholesale club, YMCA, bank partnerships, etc.
Volunteer Time Off (16hrs)
2 weeks of vacation time, 1 week sick/admin leave, 12 company paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
Monthly company employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)
Knorr-Bremse is the leading manufacturer of braking systems and supplier of additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, with sales totaling over EUR 6 billion in 2017. In 30 countries, some 28,000 employees develop, manufacture, and service braking, entrance, control, and energy supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems, as well as steering systems, and powertrain and transmission control solutions. As a technology leader, through its products the company has been making a decisive contribution to greater safety by road and rail since 1905.
Knorr Brake Company is a manufacturer of Braking, Doors and HVAC systems for the Mass Transit Industry. KB has 17 locations world-wide and supplies the Mass Transit, Freight Railroad and Commercial Truck Industries with Brakes, Doors and on-Board OEM systems, Aftermarket Spare Parts and Services.