16 days old

Director, R&D and Digitalization - Rail Automation

Louisville, KY
**Director, R&D and Digitalization - Rail Automation**

Multiple Locations:Munhall, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; Louisville, Kentucky

Job Family: Research & Development


English (US)

**Job Description**

**Division:** Mobility

**Business Unit:** Mobility Management

**Requisition Number:** 218783

**Primary Location:** United States-Pennsylvania-Munhall

**Other Locations:** United States-Kentucky-Louisville, United States-New York-New York

**Assignment Category:** Full-time regular

**Experience Level:** Senior level

**Education Required Level:** Bachelor's Degree

**Travel Required:** 35%

**Division Description:**

**Siemens Mobility Division**

Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.

For more information, please visit: **http://www.siemens.com/businesses/us/en/mobility.htm**

**Job Description:**

**Siemens Rail Automation** is seeking to hire our next Director of R&D and Digitalization. In this role, you will drive leadership both internally and externally to position Siemens Mobility-Rail Automation as a pioneer within the emerging digitalization environment, product and system development of safety-critical rail systems, and communications and user interfaces. You will also develop and implement a forward-thinking approach across the organization, as well as within the rail industry, to deliver an advanced suite of technology services.

You will also work with our freight and transit customers to develop portfolio strategies in these new digital business fields. In addition, we'd also need for you to provide proactive perspectives on transformational initiatives and partner with the Head of our Business Unit and other department leaders to assess and select technologies that contribute to digitalization. This position can sit in New York, NY, Pittsburgh, PA or Louisville, KY.

**Principal Duties and Responsibilities:**

-Lead the organization in traditional R&D by managing its people, process, projects, and products

-Oversee Engineering activities - covering all aspects of requirements engineering, design, agile HW/SW development, test and V&V

-Define and ensure implementation of digitalization strategy, concepts, and roadmaps for Rail Automation staying within the confines of local legal requirements

-Manage all mission-critical digitalization programs (big data management, predictive maintenance automation) in terms of progress, budget adherence and communication

-Lead change programs and manage competence development within your team

-Orchestrate the enhancement of internal methodologies and the transfer of knowledge to new hires

-Develop strategies and implement innovative programs to increase global competitiveness, but also using your network making international collaboration effective

-Support customer projects, bids, and proposals as you guide strategic, operational, and organizational recommendations for the future development of Rail Automation digitalization services

**Required Knowledge/Education/Skills:**

-BA or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

-Strong interpersonal, management, negotiation and presentation skills

-Expert proficiency in Program Management with large, complex, and new initiatives

-7-10 years of diverse roles and increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs within the Rail Industry

-Project Management and Change Management experience

**Other Pertinent Information:**

In this role, you will be working with local US management, HQ (Germany) management, various business segment leaders, and peers within Engineering, Project Management, and Product Line Management. Your team will consist of 50-100 employees to include up to 10 direct reports (managers of staff) and indirect reports in 5 locations. You will primarily be traveling between these locations (New York, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Jacksonville, and Minneapolis) on average 10 days/month, but keep your passport up to date as you'll also be traveling to Europe 3 times/year. The strategic decisions you'll be making will revolve around team structure and the changing environments, portfolio decisions and the products we offer our customers, and the investment decisions surrounding those products.

**Equal Employment Opportunity Statement**

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

**EEO is the Law**

Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm .

**Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision**

Siemens follows Executive Order 11246, including the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. To learn more, Click here at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf .


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