Hardware Design Engineer

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Date: 31-Oct-2022

Location: Vasteras, SE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:137522 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

Electronic Hardware Design Engineer (m/f) for our location in Västerås, Sweden


The Control & Communication Platform organization is the Alstom internal supplier of control system products for railway vehicle control. The organization is global with sites in Sweden and Germany and close collaboration with a team in India. The team in Västerås is responsible for computers, input and output products, and human machine interface products. We are now investing in new products with increased performance, cyber security protection and increased functionality.


We are currently looking to recruit a Electronic Hardware Design Engineer for our Control & Communication Platform development team located in Västerås, Sweden.


The HW Design Engineer within the Control & Communication Platform typically works in projects developing new electronic products. These projects are normally led by a project manager, supported by a HW Lead Engineer coordinating the hardware related activities. The HW Design Engineer is engaged in all phases of the project such as requirements management, architecture documentation, HW design as well as verification and testing of the design.

In addition to analogue and digital HW design the role also includes knowledge about FPGA FW design i.e. VHDL programming.

Supporting the organisation in problem solving of the trains in operation as well as being a part of the management responsibility of our current firmware and electronics products are also important tasks in this position.



• Develop new and maintain existing electronic HW designs

• Develop and work with electronic HW architecture solutions

• Take part in developing and improving on processes (methods and instructions) and tools used within HW development

• Interaction with support functions and stakeholders of the Control & Communication Platform



• Relevant academic background, e.g. Master’s Degree in Electronics

• At least 5 years of experience with analogue and digital HW design

• Knowledge about FPGA FW design (VHDL)

• Knowledge and experience of railway and safety standards, e.g. EN50155, EN50121-3-2 and 50657/50129

• Experience of working with industrial electronic HW design for embedded systems

• Knowledge about electronics (PCBA) manufacturing and its processes

• Knowledge about testing, both in production and during development

• Good experience from working with:

    • Requirement management tool (e.g.  DOORS)

    • HW design tools (e.g. Altium)

    • Project management and documentation tools (e.g. Microsoft tools)

• Fluent in speaking and writing in English is required. Swedish is desired.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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