Software Leader & Department Team Manager

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Date: 08-May-2022

Location: Braunschweig, Germany

Company: Alstom

 Req ID:200408 

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.




We are currently looking for a

Product and Application Leader for our location in Braunschweig, Germany



The Product and Application leader in DC Germany builds up and manages the Métier Development Center team in Germany. The team will consist of embedded systems development experts (software (mostly) and hardware (few)) and will deal with wayside platform development.

The Product and Application leader has the overall responsibility to build up and manage the required competencies and delivery responsibility for the work packages assigned to the team.



  • Create/Consolidate a department structure in line with the organization design rules of D&IS Mainline and DACH.
  • Ensure KPI monitoring and achievements as required by Dev Center Germany.
  • Ensure S&OP/workload exercises required.
  • Ensure process deployment and adherence within Department.
  • Formally lead teams with a target size of 30-40 engineers and technical experts.
  • Manage skills and competencies within Department.
  • Manage Workload Strategy (internal/external).
  • Responsibility for adhering to HSE Alstom directives.
  • Identification of required capabilities, demand/capacity analysis incl deriving necessary actions.
  • Aligning work packages with the responsible program managers and executing these work packages.
  • Be accountable for quality of work, adherence to delivery milestones and budget.
  • Report to Dev Center Director but as well to VP ML on program review boards, critical program.
  • Identify necessary capabilities and build up these capabilities.
  • Formally lead the department (interface to HR, HSE, etc.).
  • Manage the capabilities and the performance of the team, adherence to processes, to quality, milestones and budget.
  • Manage interface to local HR, HSE regarding all team leading activities, to Quality and Safety for the executed work packages and to Program Managers in Techflo TC, DC Germany or DIS/DACH region.




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science required.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in leading development teams in embedded systems, preferably signaling systems.
  • International working experience required.
  • Very good communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in leading in a matrix organization needed.
  • Flexibility and international travel to a certain degree required.
  • Experience in operating in a complex international environment.
  • Solve complex priority problems and conflicting requirements from stakeholders.
  • You will demonstrate strong communication and diplomacy skills and the ability to guide, influence and convince others and communicate complex concepts.
  • Cultural awareness in a global business.
  • Fluent German and English skills.




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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