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Head of Product Engineering (f/m/x) Train Control & Safety Systems

Our client is one of the leading international technology suppliers in the area of control and safety for industries such as rail transportation, air traffic, cybersecurity and defense missions. The Austrian entity of the group develops products for projects worldwide.& In addition to state-of-the-art solutions, the highly qualified employees and the focus on sustainability and long-term client relationships make a significant contribution to the company's success.

To strengthen the management team at the office in Vienna we are looking for a

Head of Product Engineering (f/m/x)

Train Control & Safety Systems


Your department is responsible for all activities that are carried out to design, develop, and test products in the area of railway signaling Automatic Train Protection Systems (ETCS). This includes the management of software development, subcontractors, hardware integration and qualification. You are managing a substantial team to provide safety relevant railway signaling products to meet the needs of the groups' international transportation business. Based in Vienna you are reporting to the Head of Product Engineering of the Business Unit Main Line Systems.

  • Structure and manage international product engineering team for train control systems (about 25 people)
  • Successfully deliver a program of product engineering projects on time and committed estimated budget
  • Skill, competence and resource management to align an internationally distributed team
  • Manage the technical planning of the products from innovation to maintenance in coordination with product management
  • Responsibility to plan multi-year budgets and resource needs
  • Ensure that project reporting is performed and report consolidated result periodically in a matrix organization
  • Make sure the solutions are delivered on time within the respective safety, security and quality processes
  • Manage constant improvement e.g. in processes, efficiency, performance, risk management and promote flexibility to peer engineering departments


  • Technical education at a university level (TU / FH)
  • Professional expertise: substantial knowledge of software engineering and project management principles and practices
  • Experience in an industrial sector like railways, automotive, telecom or process control
  • (Ideally) 7 years' experience in software engineering domain including management experience.
  • Knowledge of safety critical systems, especially rail signaling systems, are considered beneficial.
  • Leadership and management skills: Thorough knowledge of management principles and practice, and an ability to promote open communication, innovation, and performance.
  • Experience in software development for complex systems or embedded devices, covering the full lifecycle.
  • Agile development (SCRUM) experience, as well as management of internationally distributed teams is considered beneficial.
  • Very good command of English and good command of German language


  • A full time employment contract with attractive remuneration, starting with 80,000 g.p.a. plus bonus, depending on skills and experience
  • An excellent working experience within a professional multinational environment.
  • Entry into a worldwide acting group offering various internal training and development opportunities
  • Office, that can be easily reached by public transport

We address highly qualified, dedicated executives who, in a highly technical environment, do not lose sight of the added value for the customer, as well as efficiency and commercial parameters, and who want to make a significant contribution to the company's success story.


We are looking forward to receiving your application (English CV & cover letter incl. salary expectations) over the application-dashboard. Our responsible consultant Martina Tik will contact you immediately after receipt. We kindly ask you to support us in handling your application according to the GDPR regulation more effectively, and refrain from applying via e-mail.

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