Software Designer

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Date: 19 Jun 2024

Location: Charleroi, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:418204 

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

Participate to the complete development cycle of the Base Software (BSw) for Traction electronic, by assuring the works of design and test of the software for Command-Control, following the standard 50128 within the framework of national or international rail projects.

Collaborating with the Traction Control and Validation Software Engineers, the Base Software (BSw) Engineer design software module, realize integration activities, non-regression checks, generating a BSw build/version.




Manage and responsibility of the assigned tasks (BSw functions/blocs implementation) in terms of quality and time. Documentation of the BSw produced according to the quality and processes adopted within the project. Sw module and integration testing.


Organisation Reporting

In the Services Engineering department - Engineering branch, the Base Software Developer works in the Software, Testers & Tools team.

Hierarchical reporting to Software Team Leader.

Functional reporting to Base Software Engineering Manager



Performance Measurement/KPI’s

  • Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) indicators, for security of the persons, the properties and the environment, by applying the safety regulations of the company.
  • Periodically followed-up by the Base Software Engineering Manager and the Software Team Leader.
  • Control command & contractual software are accepted by customers (internal & final)
  • Quality of the delivered work through the software development cycle, software anomalies report files and change request files, documentation (including but not limited to: test reports, technical documentation as needed, user manuals, procedures).
  • Respect and improve the costs allocated.
  • Respect the delivery planning and follow-up the software development documents
  • No non-compliances for delivery during Quality audits (IRIS, Certifer)
  • Correct application of referenced evolution and software procedures
  • Number of modification due to problem of coding (validation internal or tests,…)



  • Respect and apply the EHS rules
  • Work on many projects and manage the priorities
  • Accumulate Know-how for electronics dedicated to the control of railway energy power conversion sub-systems
  • Perform BSw development activities, e.g. composed by :
    • Conceptual definition of BSw architectures/functionalities (Standardisation)
    • BSw Requirements Specifications and Configuration history documentation
    • BSw Requirements Test Specifications
    • Performing engineering level Impact analysis
    • BSw source code
    • BSw Integration into train level architecture
    • BSw Validation for internal and external/homologation purposes
    • Coordination of project activities across engineering sites, if necessary.
  • Perform Reliability Growth activities on systems in service
  • Technical coordination / technical management of Co-Design activities with suppliers
  • Perform planning / controlling of the technical activities
  • Support of budgeting activities for offers
  • Respect the QCD and update the indicators of software activity
  • Participate to the design reviews
  • Provide regular progress reports to hierarchical/functional management and raise any critical situation
  • Participate to the improvement/optimisation of BSw components and processes, when needed
  • Participate to the development of test means and laboratory equipment, when needed
  • Participate to the know-how capitalization in laboratory competencies




Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of at least 2 years in real time software design and standard application (ultra RTOS appreciated).
  • Experience with formal SW development processes
  • Experience in module testing and V-life cycle software development appreciated
  • Experience in the field of command and control of technical systems
  • Knowledge in communication protocol (CAN, MVB, TrDP, CIP)
  • Basic knowledge of software configuration management tools (Clearcase, SVN, Git, Clearquest)
  • Basic knowledge about electronic Hw design
  • Experience in agile and traditional development methodologies (Scrum, V-model waterfall/hybrid) appreciated
  • Experience in the railway field appreciated
  • Knowledge with Matlab / Simulink would be appreciated
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity standards appreciated
  • Reverse engineering ability appreciated
  • Experience in automation appreciated
  • Knowledge in Requirements Management Tools (e.g. DOORS) appreciated
  • Use of test and measurement devices such as testers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, logic analysers



Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Programming Languages:  Deep knowledge of C language (MUST), C++ (Appreciated)
  • Good scripting skills (e.g. Python, MATLAB, C# etc.) appreciated
  • Techniques: Impact analysis, Basic Statistics, FMEA
  • Tools: DSP Texas Instruments Compilers

             Matlab / Simulink appreciated

             MS Office Tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


Behavioural Skills / Competencies

  • Team working attitude and proactiveness in problem solving with good logical reasoning
  • Interested in interdisciplinary work
  • Autonomous, rigorous, open minded and creative (ability to think out of the box)
  • Fluent French and English knowledge is needed, Italian and/or Spanish appreciated



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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