Hardware Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: 14-Jun-2022

Location: Braunschweig, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:246061 


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.


Meeting the ever-changing needs of our markets is our driving ambition. At Alstom, innovation is transparent, inclusive, business-minded, open, and above all, collaborative. Explore how we're creating the future of mobility and join our team of passionate professionals as Hardware Engineer.


Purpose of the job:


  • Develop hardware electrical or electronic components (electronic boards or modules, electrical wiring of electronic products or cubicle …).
  • Note: Hardware Designer can also be FPGA Designer and rarely Mechanical Designer.


Your responsibilities:


  • Elaborate or contribute to the elaboration of Hardware (HW) specification & architecture, in collaboration with the HW architect.
  • Perform the detailed specification and design of the HW components, describing technical choices and verifying by analysis (com.putations, models, simulation, or mock-up) the compliance to input requirements.
  • Define the general plans for mechanical parts together with Mechanical Designers.
  • Define the electrical schematics.
  • Define the Bill Of Materials.
  • Define the placement and routing constraints for electronic boards.
  • Evaluate the thermal performances together with Thermal Engineers.
  • Select the materials, together with industrialization teams and HW technologists.
  • Optionally defines the interfaces of the programmable components (FPGA, CPLD) together with FPGA Designers.
  • Performs or follows the realization of the PCB design (CAD) and definition file. This activity can be under the responsibility of another HW designer specialized in CAD.
  • Ensure that the design can be manufactured, tested, and repaired, together with industrialization teams.
  • Follow the realization of the prototypes made by the industrialization team and check them.
  • Design and implement the firmware / SW necessary for HW component tests – or specifies the software to be developed.
  • Specify, design, prepare and perform HW components and work products verifications (including tests).
  • Put the Hardware work product under configuration management according to the 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.
  • 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 …).




  • Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering/Computer Science or Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering with 10+ years of experience in the domain.
  • Relevant experience in Electronic development; experience in the railways industry or in the industry with similar requirements (aeronautics, automotive, military) is desirable.
  • Vital hardware development is a plus.
  • Well written level of English.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with other engineering teams.


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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