Software Designer

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Date: 08-Jun-2022

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:140183 

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 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Purpose of the job:

  • Design software components and implement them
  • Optional role: Software Development Manager
  • Ensure QCD management on software development activities



Organisation structure:  

Development Center (DC) or Regional Center (RC)


Reports directly to:

DC/RC Software Métier Manager/Leader (but specific reporting line is possible)


Other reporting to:              

Software Project Manager, Program Manager


Network & Links


  • Software Architects
  • Software Designers
  • Hardware Designers
  • RAM Engineers
  • V&V Architects and Designers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Safety Assurance Engineers
  • Cybersecurity Engineers




  • Key accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the elaboration of the software specification & architecture, in collaboration with the software architect
  • Develop software components:
    • Perform the software components detailed design & coding
    • Set up the software development tool chain
    • Specify, design, prepare and perform tests and verifications of his / her deliverables
    • Put software work products under configuration management
    • Support software / software integration, together with the other software designers
    • Support hardware / software integration, together with the hardware designers
  • Sustain the software
  • Keep informed of the evolution of technologies through techno watch
  • Contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions, including COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf)
  • Apply processes and standards
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (RoE: Return on Experience, process, …)
  • If Software Development Manager (optional)
    • Produce and follow up the WP (Work Package) file (QCD commitments) for the whole software development
    • Define the management plans for software development (by customizing and completing internal templates if any):
      • Define the software project management plan
      • Contribute to the definition of the software engineering management plan together with the software architect
    • Contribute to the definition of the software verification and validation plan together with the software architect and the V&V architect
    • Contribute to the definition of the software configuration management plan together with the configuration manager
  • Contribute to the definition of the software quality plan together with the quality manager
  • Organize the software Design Reviews
  • Organize and lead software development activities so that to ensure QCD commitment, till the end of software development:
    • Coordinate software development activities (software design - including activities performed by LLCC or subcontractors)
    • Participate to the product CCB (Change Control Board) for software part (i.e. manage commitment and change to software requirements)
    • Alert the reporting structure for any event that could impact software development QCD commitments
  • Establish the consolidated reporting on his/her WP
  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Performance measurements:

  • OTD / DOT
  • If Software Development Manager, respect of QCD commitments




Education requirements:

Engineer Degree or Master Degree




  • Software development



  • Railway software development
  • Vital or secure software development


Language skills: Good level in the French and English language (written, spoken). German is an asset.


Competencies & Skills

  • Good oral communication skills
  • Good written English communication skills
  • Team management
  • Ability to work transversally with Engineering teams
  • Concurrent engineering

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: Quality Assurance, Project Manager, Developer, Technology