Verification & Validation Engineer

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Date: 26-Feb-2021

Location: Charleroi, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:70966 

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   



ALSTOM BELGIUM – Center of Excellence for Rail Signalling Systems


The site in Charleroi has developed unique expertise in complete systems that operate at a global level and focuses on signalling and railway traffic control systems, with a particular emphasis on equipment that complies with the European standard (European  Rail  Traffic  Management  System/ ERTMS).  The teams develop systems, manufacture prototypes, perform tests and trials, complete approval procedures and manage integration projects.  An after-sales/service activity completes the offer for these product groups.  Alstom Belgium pursues an ambitious growth strategy by actively investing in R&D. 


DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN CHARLEROI – Where Software Engineering meets Mobility Solutions


Alstom Development Center located in Charleroi, regroups all the R&D activities that aim to develop Alstom’s Signalling solutions, mainly ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) solutions.  

Alstom Charleroi DC teams (About 200 experts - System Engineers, Embedded Software experts, V&V Engineers,…) are driving innovative development programs with the ambition to keep and improve Alstom’s world-leading position on today and tomorrow digital mobility solutions for which Software Engineering is clearly one of the core competencies (Train control systems, Signalling Systems, Automatic Operation,…).




As V&V Engineer within our Development Center, your mission will be to ensure the compliance of our R&D solutions with, on one side, the European Railways standards, and on the other side, our customer’s expectations. These R&D solutions are designed to continuously enhance the customer operational performances with strict respect to safety principles guaranteeing human and material integrity in train operation.

Driven by a quality-oriented mindset and supported by Alstom proven V&V methodologies process, you will have to track any implementation issue and be engaged in the corrective process. To achieve this fundamental goal in a limited time slot, you will define suitable V&V strategies and set up a test environment as representative as possible. It means that you will have to:

- contribute to review the solution design with other implied disciplines (like System, Software Design, Safety…)

- read and analyze all input requirement specifications (issued by System and Software Engineers)

- define the V&V strategy (i.e. identify what to do and how to do) in order to guarantee the Quality of the solution

- write the test specifications covering each of the input requirements

- set up, validate and maintain a test environment enabling to simulate the interfaces of the solution under test

- execute the written tests on the dedicated test environment, analyze the test logs and raise a flag in case of any discrepancy (V&V internal or external) observed with the test specification

- write the test reports, providing evidences that the solution under test is fitted or not for its intended use


Qualifications & Skills:


Education - Engineering degree (BAC +4 or 5) in Computer Sciences, Robotics, Automation, Electronics, Mechanics or in another similar technical specialty is mandatory


Experience / Skills

Basics   - Writing expectations : good level of clarity, rigor and concision

Assets  - Knowledge of railways signaling systems

            - Background in Test & Integration activities in safety systems (e.g. aeronautics)

            - Programming basic skills


Methodologies & tools -  V-cycle/Waterfall and Agile development model notions


Language – A good command of French and English are mandatory.


Behavioral competencies         

- Analytic mindset

- Rigor

- Team spirit

- Proactivity

- Autonomy

- Perseverance


Mobility – Based in Charleroi


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​

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