Hardware (HW) Engineer

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Date: 21 Mar 2024

Location: Athens, GR

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.

Purpose of the job:

  • Develop hardware electrical or electronic components (electronic boards or modules, electrical wiring of electronic products or subrack or cubicle …)


Reports directly to:

DC/RC Hardware Metier Manager


Internal & External Network & Links

  • Product Architects and/or Product Designers, SW Architects and/or SW Designers
  • HW Architect, Mechanical Designers, FPGA Designers, HW Validation
  • RAM Engineers
  • V&V Architects and Designers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Safety Assurance Managers and Engineers
  • Cybersecurity Managers and Engineers
  • Industrialization & Manufacturing, Sourcing


Main Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Elaborate or contribute to the elaboration of Hardware (Hw) specification & architecture, in collaboration with the HW architect
  • Perform the interfaces and/or development of HW components of different subsystems:
    • Perform the detailed specification and design of the Hw components, describing technical choices and verifying by analysis (computations, models, simulation or mock-up) the compliance to input requirements.
    • Select the materials and electric/electronic/electromechanical parts. This activity will be performed  in collaboration with the project architect.
    • Design the electrical schematics and produce associated Bill of Material
    • Define the placement and routing constraintsof materials
    • Calculate the thermal performances
    • Ensure that the design can be manufactured, tested and repaired, together with industrialization teams
    • Follow the realization of the prototypes made by industrialization team and check them
    • Put the Hardware work product under configuration management according to product Configuration Management Plan
  • Support the Hw/ Hw and Hw/Sw integration, together with the HW Architect and SW designer
  • Support the Hw validation of the product including environmental qualification and type tests
  • Sustain the Hw
    • Analyze incident coming from field return, production, contribute to their resolution and propose design improvement solutions
    • Analyze impact of obsolete component (product discontinuation) and propose replacement solutions. This activity will be performed in collaboration with the project architect
    • Perform the modification of the design
    • Analyze impact of change, update the documentation and perform non regression verification activities
  • Remain informed of the evolution of technologies through techno watch
  • Through his / her activities, contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions
  • Apply processes and standards
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (RoE - Return on Experience, process …)
  • Ensures reporting of its activities to the HW Architect


Performance measurements:

  • Actual vs planned number of development runs
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Number of non-detected issue, detected after end of component verification


Educational Requirements 


  • Master or Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Mechanical engineers with minimum electrical knowledge are acceptable as well



  • Experience of Electrical development
  • Design tools mostly Autocad 2D (SolidWorks, Incentor, Autocad)


  • Experience in railways industry or in industry with similar requirements (aeronautics, automotive, military)
  • Vital hardware development


Competencies & Skills 

  • Good written English communication skills
  • Ability to work with other engineering teams

Position based in Athens


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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