Functional Architect PIES, CCTV (m/f/d)

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Date: 01-Jan-2022

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Company: Alstom

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 diver less trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 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 Functional Architect (System Engineer) in Mannheim.


As a Functional Architect (System Engineer), you will be accountable for designing control architecture of the train system with focus on the Train Control and Management System in the Bid Phase. Since a train is a complex assembly of mechanical, electrical and electronic components the main task of the Functional Architect is to develop a System that covers Customer Requirements, standards and regulations and makes maximum use of AT’s standard building blocks.

The Functional Architect works in a team of Operability, Safety, RAM-LCC, Mechanical and Electrical Architecture to ensure the right Quality of performance  on Time and on budget.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse, consolidate and define the allocated requirements at vehicle and subsystem level
  • Consolidate operational scenarios and operability requirements of functional features
  • Define the appropriate train functional architecture to comply to the internal and external requirements including Availability and Safety
  • Work out concepts and design, aligned with the team, to set in place the most suitable architecture fulfilling the needs and requirements
  • Create functional specifications including derived requirement to the electrical architecture, train control and subsystems
  • Define and describe TCMS concepts in the Bid Phase
  • Drive decisions to manage performance and prevent delays on the development schedule


Key requirements:

  • Masters` Degree in Engineering (electrical or software) or equivalent
  • 3+ years relevant experience in functional engineering and system design          
  • Knowledge on software development, knowledge on Train Control.
  • availability for travel, up to a duration of several weeks for e.g. type testing at a customer’s site, training on the job        
  • Fluent in German and English incl. good communication skills

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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