Data Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Bolingbrook
Req No.
Regular Full-Time


What does this mean for your career?


Every day, our teams embrace exciting opportunities with their unique skills and talents to pioneer advancing innovation and radically change how the rail industry navigates the future. At Wi-Tronix, we are inspiring and engineering the skills of tomorrow, today and we are looking for exceptional people who share our passion and are ready to break the rules and re-imagine rail. Big ideas happen here, ideas that keep people safe and an industry we love safely on track. Our culture is about agile collaboration and working here is not just a job-it's a calling to make a difference.


What can you expect?


We have a highly collaborative culture which involves continuous exchange and vetting of ideas, in person, with Executive Staff and subject matter experts throughout the organization. 

Our salary ranges, including performance based incentives, are commensurate with experience and we offer a comprehensive benefits package. We believe in supporting total health for our employees to include physical, financial, occupational, mental and social. At a high level, our benefits include:

  • A market leading solution provider with a customer base that includes all the major railroads in North America
  • A flexible office/remote work environment to help accommodate individual schedules
  • Casual dress and an array of health insurance and wellness programs to support total health
  • Professional development (training, certification)
  • Company sponsored social and community service opportunities
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability (Short and Long Term)
  • Company funded 401k contribution on day 1
  • Wellness and Charitable giving programs
  • Company provided snacks and beverages
  • Passionate culture


Who are we looking for?


  1. Getting the Data to train a model
  • Search for, fetch and organize images and videos which live in AWS or our back office
  • Manual tagging/validation and segregating images into file classes
  • Manual drawing of objects within images to be used for training object detection model
  • Create test set of data which model will not be trained on and can be used as a fair test of performance
  • Manipulate training images to increase size and effectiveness of training data
  1. Implementing Deep Learning models
  • Implement, train, tune, evaluate a deep learning model
  • Implement re-usable SQL queries to obtain performance metrics and enable efficient model tuning
  1. Productionize the model
  • Creating the API which will be used to by our back office to call and return predictions from the trained model
  • Setting up Active Learning pipeline for maintainability and performance increases day to day
  • Automated testing pipelines for continuous integration / continuous deployment
  • Visualization, portal and front-end updates needed for end to end delivery of product outcomes




What will you need?


  • Minimum BS or MS in Computer Science or related quantitative field
  • 5+ years of programming experience required in scripted or object-oriented programming languages
  • 3+ years of using machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow or Pytorch
  • Strong software and systems engineering principles
  • Experience building and managing the Machine Learning data pipeline, model training and tuning
  • Strongly Preferred
  • Experience with image/video analytics-based analysis
  • Experience with SQL, NoSQL, and time series databases
  • Commitment to sound software engineering principles such as configuration management, code reviews, automated unit, functional, and system testing
  • Experience with AutoML and Cloud Services such as Azure ML
  • Experience integrating Machine Learning applications into existing system through containerized agents and RESTful APIs
  • Experience leading data sourcing and acquisition including storage of data in S3
  • Experience building large-scale data solutions using tools such as Hadoop, Spark

Wi-Tronix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Wi-Tronix is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Wi-Tronix are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, work authorization status, association to anyone in a protected class or disability, perceived or otherwise, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available.


If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Mary Oster or for assistance.


Wi-Tronix does not accept and will not review unsolicited resumes from recruiters and/or search firms.


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