Software Test Team Manager

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Date: 22-Sep-2022

Location: Katowice, PL

Company: Alstom

Req ID:342371 

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 


 Site: Katowice

Type: Hybrid


Software Test Team Manager  (m/f)


Purpose of the job: 

Lead a software testers team involved in a set of programs or projects, ensuring quality target and repeatable performances. Staff the team and follow-up program/project strategy definition and task execution, delivering as per QCD commitments. Identify, generalize and stabilize best practices, proposing deployment Alstom-wide. Lead continuous team improvement, plan trainings and coach the team, nurture skill growth and capitalization. Stand as reference in your domain, for both your team and your peers.

Ultimately, you should lead by being recognized as a domain authority, committed to achievement.


Key Accountabilities

  • Agree and implement with the department head and the peer domain leaders the department guidelines (team profile and skills, growth plans, discipline evolutions in terms of technology, competitiveness, …)
  • Develop and maintain Métier / domain competences, coaching the team and growing World Class Engineering Experts
  • Set clear team goals, delegate tasks and set deadlines
  • Provide support to team project/program execution
  • Continuously motivate, encourage, evaluate and recognize, train and develop resources, in cooperation with HR, as per approved performance evaluation process and targets
  • Deploy ADM Process, Methods and Tools in Project Engineering team, providing feedback for Process review
  • Estimate / Validate activities quotations for tenders and projects
  • Manage adequacy between estimated workload and capacity, taking into account subcontracting & business strategies; report status and issues to department head
  • Commit in Project/Program/Tender QCD related to its Métier/domain


Key job authorities and dimensions:

  • Staffing (hiring management, recruitment process)
  • Budget (workpackages and capex)
  • Department size can be assumed to range between 10-12 people





  • Proven experience in software tests including tests automation (3 years minimum)
  • Bachelors Degree of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or scientific subjects
  • English - full proficient use
  • Engineering and processes background
  • Experience in project/program execution and management
  • Specific hands-on experience in his own Métier/Domain
  • Experience and understanding in project effort estimation


Competencies & Skills:  

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Open-minded
  • Self-entrepreneurial
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills



  • Involvement in projects with teams in other Regional and Development Centers & Established networking
  • Knowledge on Alstom Platforms




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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