Lead Architect

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Date: 31 May 2024

Location: Bangalore, KA, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:449754 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 


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The Selected candidate will work with a highly motivated team involved in development of complex embedded solutions. The candidate will join with our Bangalore development center and will travel to our platform development center located in Europe on need basis. The Ideal candidate will be part of Product Development team in Bangalore.



As a Software Architect, you will technically lead a team of Sw. Designers, Specify and design software architecture and deliver software to deliver software covering the entire software lifecycle. You will interface with System, project, product, Quality and safety team to meet QCD commitments.



  • Contribute to the elaboration of product/system specification & architecture, in collaboration with the Product architect/ System Engineering Manager
  • Perform SW activities:
    • Define the software requirements specifications:
    • Define the functional requirements, operational requirements, interfaces requirements and the requirements
    • linked to performance / Safety … constraints
    • Ensure that all the requirements can be validated (testability, …)
  • Define the software architecture:
    • Elaborate the functional and structural breakdown into SW components & modules
    • Allocate the requirements to the SW components/modules
    • Define the interfaces between the SW components/modules
    • Define the dynamical behavior of the software
    • Validate the feasibility of the solution: model simulation, mock-up
  • Define main technical choices for SW development:
    • Select SW Tools, Methodology (ex : UML, …) & coding rules, strictly following internal process/methods & tools recommendations
    • Select the Micro-processor/Micro-controller, together with the HW architect, according ADM PPL recommendations
    • Select the Operating System & Software language
    • Define SW Coding strategy (ex: encoding)
    • Arbitrate and validate major SW design choices
  • Perform SW/SW and HW/SW integration, together with the HW architect
  • Prepare and perform SW requirements tests, SW/SW & SW/HW integration tests and verifications of his/her deliverables, prior to the ones formally performed by a dedicated V&V team (depending on Safety Integrity Level)


Qualifications & Skills:



Bachelor/Post Graduate in Engineering – IT, CS, ECE & EEE or Equivalent



  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and able to guide, influence and convince others in a matrix organization
  • Outstanding Technical leader with proven track record in managing multi software programs towards successful delivery.
  • Be Innovative and demonstrate to peers and implement in creation of Reference Libraries, reusable codes, and model based developments.
  • Ability to drive through all obstacles, collaboration with global team in different geo
  • Flair to Learn technologies specific to Railway domain.
  • Team Player with prior experience in working with European customer is not mandatory but preferable.




  • Minimum 17 years of experience managing/ leading complex projects and provide technical expertise in Embedded systems.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing software solutions to build complex embedded systems, and providing technical leadership within the Team.
  • Strong knowledge on Embedded concepts such as multi-threading, IPC
  • Ability to work on complex and distributed system
  • Experience in Low level embedded SW Design is a must
  • Good knowledge on TCP/IP & Computer buses  
  • The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process spread across different geographical locations.
  • Significant experience in delivery of design, analysis, development, testing and delivery.
  • Strong Ability in problem solving and debugging, ability to narrow down the root cause in complex system
  • Exposure on security principals, secure network communications and knowledge on security domain is desirable
  • Rail industry background is highly desirable, alternatively similar industries can also be considered.


Language Skills:

  • Programming: C, Scripting languages (Python,..)
  • Multi core / Multi-Threading - RT OS -Linux, VX Works, QNX
  • Protocols – TCP/IP, CIP, MVB..
  • Standards: CENELEC SIL4 / DO178A / DO178B


  • Location for the role? Travel? If yes, how much (%): Bangalore, Short term fragmented travel to France/Belgium as per program needs.
  • Contract Type/ Bonus (OPTIONAL): Full- Time

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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