Wabtec IT Internship

  • Wabtec
  • Chicago, IL
  • Oct 23, 2019
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Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. 

We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people’s lives. It’s time to stop dreaming about the future; let’s build it together.

If you are interested in joining our Talent Community, please share your resume with us. When a position that matches your qualifications becomes available it’s that much easier to connect! 

Role Summary:

Are you passionate about growing your leadership, business acumen, and technical skills while building the foundation of a career with unlimited potential? Do you want to gain real-world experience by working on important, challenging projects with real business impact alongside some of the brightest technical minds in the world? Then let’s kick-start your career with an internship in Wabtec IT. 

Over the course of this 10-12 week paid internship, you will learn from the industry’s best while working on substantial projects with real world implications. These projects will often expose you to some of the most exciting emerging technologies and trends - AWS, machine learning, cyber security, and DevOps to name a few. Our Summer internship also includes team building, career development opportunities, and upon completion of your internship, you may be extended an opportunity to join the full-time IT rotational program! 

Internship Structure:

  • Internship assignments are typically 10 - 12 weeks long at one of our core locations
  • Assignments are determined based on business need, interviewer’s assessment, and applicant’s preference
  • The internship provides significant exposure to key IT and Software leaders at Wabtec 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program at an accredited university or credentialed software accelerator program
  • Degree focused in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, IT Security, Informatics, Information Science/Technology, Management Information Systems, Software Engineering, Security and Risk Analysis, or other relevant STEM majors with Software/IT experience
  • Minimum cumulative or in-major 3.0/4.0 GPA
  • Must commit to working full time (40 hrs/wk) during the internship
  • Must be a rising junior or senior with expected graduation between December 2020 – June 2022 

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • A strong commitment to a career in technology with a passion and aptitude for both software and information technology.
  • Up-to-date with current industry standards, trending software, and information technology development tools
  • Prior intern, co-op, or research experience in IT, software, or relevant area
  • Solves technical challenges through regular application of common design patterns and identifies appropriate patterns for use in problem solving
  • Ability to learn quickly and successfully navigate in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong customer focus, ability to understand the value proposition for the customer, and commitment to deliver the best value proposition
  • Able to engage positively across multiple departments to establish clarity, vision, and mutual trust to achieve business goals
  • Demonstrated program / project management skills working on and leading teams.
  • Leadership experience inside and/or outside the classroom
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to articulate technical problems in clear and simple terms
  • Contributes to creative solutions and challenges the status quo
  • Proactively learns new tools and identifies opportunities for improvement and promotes their adoption 

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School