Traction Software Development Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: 30-Jun-2022

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:278544 

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.


Traction Software Development Engineer (m/f/d)

Location: Mannheim / Germany


Purpose of the Job

Participate to the complete development cycle of the embedded software for Traction converter and Traction control solutions, by assuring the works of design and test of the software for Command-Control, following the standard 50657 within the framework of national or international rail projects.

Collaborating with the Traction Control and Validation Software Engineers, the Software Engineer design software, realize integration activities, generating embedded and simulation for traction applicative software, based on Functional Requirements Specification documents (FRS).



  • Respect and apply the EHS (Environment Health Safety) rules
  • Work on many projects and manage the priorities
  • Design application software for traction and auxiliary converters and other control solutions
  • Respect the design and EN50657 internal process
  • Co-ordinate Software Design for Traction/Auxiliary system with Software and Control team for whole train and beeing the one who support/lead during technical review or for training with the final customer
  • Support the Traction Control Engineer for the functional requirement specification writing
  • Write the software requirement specification according to the functional requirement specification
  • Write the quality documentation
  • Support the validation activities on test bench
  • Support the commissioning team and Traction/Auxiliary control teams
  • Respect the QCD and update the indicators of software activity
  • Participate to the design reviews
  • Participate in audits within the framework of the software certifications
  • Responsible for the configuration management of the software project
  • For the responsible of the workload activity:
    • Insure the reporting to the Project Engineering Manager (PrEM), Traction System Engineer (TrSE) and Team Leader
    • Manage project software team
    • Manage software development planning in agreement with project planning
    • Organize software development with the validation team in term of planning according to the project requirements
    • Organize and realize the follow-up of activities placed under your responsibility (budget and workloads), following the criteria: Quality, Cost, Delay (QCD)
    • Insure technical interfaces with subcontractors team and delivery acceptation on software development project, respecting Alstom processes and legislation rules


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of at least 2 years in real time software design and standard application
  • Advanced knowledge with embedded Software system 
  • Advanced knowledge with Integrated Development Environment with CEI 61131 Languages (Control Build, Matlab/Simulink)
  • Good knowledge in simulation tools
  • Basic knowledge with configuration management principle
  • Basic knowledge with requirement traceability principle
  • Basic knowledge with configuration and change management tools
  • Basic knowledge in control system 
  • Basic knowledge in power control electronic
  • Good knowledge in Electronics boards (Architecture and basic software) appreciated
  • Good German & English oral & written expression
  • Autonomous, analysis capability, team spirit, 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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