Software Test Engineer

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Date: 04-May-2022

Location: Katowice, Poland

Company: Alstom

Req ID:201222 

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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a  Software Test Engineer We have a diverse team with people from various backgrounds, and a great team spirit in place, waiting for you to join them: don't wait, apply today! 


Purpose of the job : 

Take part to major developments by proving that the design is fit for its intended use, through planning implementation and execution of Verification, Integration and Test activities, fitting the targets in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery. 

Detail and perform all the in-house activities related with Verification, Integration and Testing performed by the V&V team, and interface experts delegated in other departments. Identify if activities need to be exported to Projects or site execution, and follow-up results. Interface with design teams to share and detail the results of V&V activities. 

Agree with Verification & Validation manager on strategy, scheduling and budget, and share progress, results and issues during execution. 


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Contribute to the definition of the Program Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, and act proactively for its implementation; 

  • Define verification methodology for selected deliverables, when requested in V&V strategy; 

  • Define test plans and test descriptions for in-house activities. 

  • Perform and report allocated verification, integration, and test activities; 

  • When Safety is involved, share and justify the results with Safety Assurance Manager to feed the safety demonstration.  

  • Interface with experts in other department to align on selected V&V activity methodology; 

  • Represent Alstom in front of customers or partners, for instance, to provide an overview of test progress, issues, risks, and opportunities; 

  • Specify, procure, develop, setup and configure assets such as testbenches and instrumentation; 

  • Provide data to maintain applicable KPIs; 

  • Provide valuable feedback for REX sessions and continuous improvement; 

  • Manage configuration and change management cycle related with V&V activities (simulation configuration, anomaly tracking etc.); 

  • In Projects, follow-up with T&C for tests exported to site execution. 


Performance management: 

  • DNDR (Defect non-Detection Rate) 

  • CPI (Coverage Progress Indicator) 

  • Cooperation and support to KPI Root Cause Analysis 


Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelor or Master degree (preferably in engineering or scientific topics or equivalent) 

  • Good command of English language 

  • Good analytical skills 

  • Experience in Product development. 

  • Understanding and experience in Software coding C/C++ (C#, Python would be an asset). 

  • Knowledge of at least one Alstom platform or experience with axle counters/wheel detector/level crossing systems other producers would be a major asset. 

  • Knowledge of CENELEC (EN 50129, EN 50128, EN 50126) would be a major asset. 

  • Product and system background. 

  • 2 years in relevant positions (systems/sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in the complex and normative environment (railway signalling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset. 


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. 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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