Application Design Engineer

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Date: 19 Feb 2024

Location: Bucharest, B, RO

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.



Job title: Application Design Engineer
Based at: Romania-Bucharest

For almost 30 years, Alstom has been an innovative pioneer playing an important role in Romania’s transition towards a modern and sustainable railway transport. From state-of-the-art digital rail control, to infrastructure and electrification projects, along with metro trains and the long-term maintenance of the metro fleet in the country’s capital city Bucharest, Alstom is constantly making a difference in the mainline and urban rail transport in Romania.

Through the diversity and complexity of its projects, Alstom is a very attractive employer for the young generations of Romanian specialists, giving them a unique chance to professionally grow in an international environment with access to worldwide knowledge and capabilities.

We operate in the domain of Design and construction of safety critical transportation systems.

Very accurate verification (have we done the design correctly versus the internal process?), Validation  (have we done a design meeting the customer requirements?) and integration ( is the system operating properly considering the nominal and possible degraded situations?) are mandatory as per the related Standards applicable.

The working environment is excellent in terms of possibility to learn how to master complex and modern  technology in the domain of real-time embedded systems, communication technology, System and Software engineering,  Advanced  design and validation methodology. It requires people motivated to learn, passionate to get results, ready to work as a team player and oriented to meet the customer expectation and satisfaction.

We plan to develop a specific center of excellence capable to master these competencies.


The Interlocking Application Design Engineer position, reporting directly to Interlocking (IXL) Team leader will as a responsibility have:

Delivers software modules by ensuring detailed design and implementation of these modules.

Specific responsibilities of the role:

  • Contributes to the elaboration of (IXL) interlocking sub-system specification & architecture, in collaboration with the interlocking architect.
  • Follow the design tool chain.
  • Realizes development of interlocking software modules.
  • Prepares and performs the interlocking sub-system module tests and verifications of his deliverables (“Designer” tests), prior to the ones formally realized by a dedicated Verification and Validation team (depending on Safety Integrity Level and associated Product development organization).
  • Supports the hardware/software integration, together with the hardware designer.
  • Contributes to workload estimations for the deliverables of his scope.
  • Applies internal processes and standards.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement (return of experience, process improvement).


Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree level in Electronics /Automation/Transportation/Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics or Physics.
  • Student in final year in an Engineering Faculty (for part-time position only).
  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • English Language: Medium/Advanced Level.
  • Experience in Engineering, Transport Engineering or other safety critical industrial field represents and advantage.
  • Knowledge of the programming language represents an advantage.
  • Knowledge of another international circulation language represents an advantage (French, Italian, Spanish, German).

Behavioral Skills / Competencies

  • Teamwork and Communication skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Analytical and methodical problems solving


An agile, inclusive, and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.


According to The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 hereinafter referred to as GDPR we would like to inform you that:
1. The administrator of your personal data is ALSTOM Transport S.A. Romania, (hereinafter: Administrator).
2. Your personal data will be processed in order to recruit for the job position you submitted application documents on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. b RODO and if you have agreed, also for future recruitment conducted by the Administrator, based on. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR.
3. Persons to whom the data is disclosed (recipients of data) are authorized employees/associates of the Administrator who must have access to them in order to perform their duties.
4. We inform you that your personal data is stored for a period of 12 months for the recruitment processes conducted by the Administrator, or until your consent is withdrawn and only to the extent that consent has been granted and not longer than 12 months for future recruitment. After this period, they are removed and personal data is not processed for any other purpose. We do not send back the application. We only contact selected candidates.
5. Please be advised that in connection with providing us with your personal information necessary for recruitment purposes, you have the following rights:
a) the right to access personal data,
b) the right to rectify the data,
c) the right to delete data ("the right to be forgotten"),
d) the right to limit the processing of personal data,
e) the right to object to the processing of personal data in an automated manner, including profiling,
f) the right to transfer data,
g) the right to withdraw consent in the event that the Administrator processes your personal data based on the consent, without affecting the legality of the processing, which was made on the basis of consent before its withdrawal,
h) the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory body - the Data Protection Authority - in case of violation of personal data.
In the above cases (a-g), the relevant information should be sent in writing, with acknowledgment of receipt, to the following address: Human Resources Department ALSTOM Transport S.A. Romania.
6. Providing your personal data is voluntary, but failure to provide the data specified in art. 22 1 of the Labor Code will result in the inability to participate in recruitment.



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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