Software Delivery Manager

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Date: 18 May 2023

Location: Bangalore, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:310463 

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 

Job Title

EN-FR-00: Software Domain Leader (SWDL)

(SCDL – Software & Control, S&ADL - Schematics & Apparatus, SWDL - Software, V&TDL - Verification & Test)

Purpose of the Job

  • He/she manages Software Delivery Engineers to execute delivery activities of software products across the complete software lifecycle.
  • He/She is responsible for managing Cost, Schedule and Risks of Software deliveries.
  • He/she assess and builds the required competencies for software project management by following right tools and methodologies. 
  • He/She is responsible of bringing best practices in area of software delivery management, ensuring right estimations and commitments methods in bids and rolling out new delivery processes (e.g. agile methodologies).
  • He/She ensures planning, scheduling, budgeting, execution, and delivery of software within Software Factory.


Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical - He/she reports to Head Software Factory
  • Functional - He/she reports to Head Software Factory


Network & Links


  • Project Engineering Managers (PrEM)
  • Train Control Engineers (TCE) /Train System Engineers (TSE)
  • Central TC&IS team
  • Leaders of other Domains on his/her site
  • Leaders of the same Domain on other sites


  • Customers 
  • Supplier
  • External certification bodies



Performance Measurement KPI’s

  • Achieve SW project QCD objectives
  • Engineering Work Package costs at completion
  • Global workload management of his/her team: Capacity = workload ± 10%
  • Workforce staffing ramp-up at project start up :(Capacity = workload) at T0 + 1 month
  • Level of application of standard process & tools :100% standard process & tools applied
  • Return of Experience (REX) management between projects: ZERO missing REX between projects 



Accountable for :

  • To drive the delivery objectives to achieve Software Factory’s Vision and Mission.
  • Defining, developing, and sharing re-usable “design patterns” for estimations, scheduling and delivery in his/her domain
  • Deploying the standard processes and related methodologies and tools in order to ensure his/her Domain efficiency within projects management and deliveries
  • Promoting continuous improvement initiatives in his/her team
  • Managing the traceability and configuration of tools used by his/her team
  • Supporting Tenders on some costing issues
  • Supporting Projects on some project management or process issue


Responsible for :

  • Assigning the resources (staff, tools, …) for executing Software Delivery Engineering WP of his/her Domain
  • Managing the workload, including the sub-contracted part (technical assistance or work-package)
  • Contributing to the sub-contracting strategy in liaise with Sourcing
  • Evaluating performance and setting objectives of his/her team
  • Defining the training plan appropriate to his/her team’s needs and Alstom strategy
  • Representing Software Factory team among project core team and manages interfaces with other Project teams
  • Networking with other sites to share workload, Return on Experience and Technology topics
  • Managing his/her Domain by using regularly updated KPIs related to project performance and software product deliveries
  • Keeping other domain leaders (Software , V&T, Test means) informed of the QCD of Projects his/her team contributes to, in order to propose improvements, if necessary
  • An innovative and transformation mindset to identify improvement opportunities to optimize processes, decrease costs and increase stakeholder experience
  • Initiating and following up action plans to solve issues common across projects and/or improve results in projects
  • Managing and sharing the REX of his/her activities with Central TC&IS
  • Proposing improvements on his/her Domain process and tools defined by Central.
  • Ensure no delivery suffers due to non-availability of infrastructure for the team.
  • Identify necessary investment (CAPEX) 


Job Specifications

Knowledge & Experience

  • Balanced skills between general management, technical management and SW project management
  • Ability for analysis, problem-solving and efficient decision-making in complex environment
  • Ability to work across sites in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead cross-functional activities and numerous/various stakeholders
  • Experience of hands-on activities of his/her Domain activities on multiple projects (at least 2 years in Railways/Aerospace/Automotive domain) like
  • Software Development
  • Software Verification & test: test specification, hardware-software integration
  • Software Validation and Assessment
  • Experience in team and project management (at least 5 years).
  • He/She should have a wide latitude in decision making and determination of objectives and approaches to critical assignments
  • Familiarity with Domain modelling tools and Product Life Cycle management tools
  • Fluent in English
  • Train system knowledge (system analysis, railways) (at least 2 years),
  • Strong hold on software project deliveries, methodologies, control & monitoring and reporting.


Team size

  • Direct reports: he/she manages from 5 to 20 persons
  • Managing Software Factory cross functional teams as part of Project allocation



On a yearly basis :

  • Make proposals of R&D topics leading to improvements of performance of Engineering in term of Quality or Productivity
  • Identify necessary investment (CAPEX)


All along the year :

  • Follow market innovations in his/her domain and derive product R&D topics if useful



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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