Software Designer

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Date: 15-Jan-2023

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:395321 

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


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


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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