Product Technical Leader

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Date: 30-Jun-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:97361 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Purpose of the Job

Develop and deliver a product (composed of Hardware and Software sub-developments) in line with the definition of the technical answer to the need expressed by project/customer needs.

Be in charge of the overall QCD of the product development : Quality, Costs (both recurrent and not recurrent), development lead time and product performances (with safety demonstration, if needed)


Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Propose and specify product specifications aligned with project/customer needs and requirements ensuring safety & quality, application competitiveness, customer orientation and innovation.
  • Provide QCD estimation on Bids and projects requests.
  • Be Work Package Owner of Product Development WP (QCD commitment).
  • Define the engineering management plans for product development (by customizing and completing internal templates if any).
  • Manage, control and execute timely developments for internal and external (buy) activities in compliance with the approved QCD commitments.
  • Operationally manage the Hardware and Software resources allocated to the development, provide leadership and ensure that the teams fulfil efficiently its duties, including projects/customer technical support.
  • Organize and lead the Hardware & Software design, CAD & definition file activities, prototypes realization and qualification/type tests.
  • Ensure global technical coordination and arbitrate design choice.
  • Organize the Product, Hardware and Software Design / Phase Reviews.
  • Develop design to cost approach in developments to decrease unit cost of solutions.
  • Develop design for maintainability approach in developments to improve the product maintainability, reduce the life cycle cost and prevent short terms obsolescence issues.
  • Develop design for reliability approach in developments to improve the product availability and reduce the life cycle cost.
  • Alert the reporting structure for any event that could impact product development QCD commitments
  • Manage requirements : ensure the traceability of the product requirements (from product level down to software and hardware level) and ensure that each product requirement has been addressed by V&V through the whole development cycle.
  • Manage the Product configuration, change Management and deliveries : establish and maintain the configuration baselines.
  • Ensure the technical coordination with the Industrial team to prepare (collaboration to the test needs and strategy definition) and manage the manufacturing phase.


Educational Requirements

Engineering graduate (bac+ 4 or bac +5) in embedded systems or electronics.


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Interests in railways product engineering.
  • Experience, from 5 to 10 years, in railways, telecom, aerospace or military design coordination.


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Good autonomy ;
  • Excellent communication and inter-relational skills ;
  • Rigorous, analytical and synthetic turn of mind ;
  • Intercultural mind, integration skills ;
  • Team player.


Technical Skills & Competencies

  • French : Advance level (oral & written expression) ;
  • English : intermediate level (able to read and write technical documents and to participate to technical meeting) :
  • Good general technical background especially on real time embedded system including hardware and software skills ;
  • Computer literate.


Job Location / Mobility Requirements

The job will be located in Charleroi with occasional short duration travels abroad.


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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Embedded, Testing, Product Development, Change Management, Technical Support, Technology, Research, Management