Traction Software Development Engineer (f/m/d)

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Date: 5 May 2024

Location: Mannheim, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:424822


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars. 


Could you be the full-time Traction Software Development Engineer (f/m/d), based in Mannheim we’re looking for?


Your future role
In Mannheim, over 950 colleagues from 36 different countries work together to develop locomotives, as well as signal and propulsion technology for vehicles that are deployed both regionally and worldwide. Our product line Rolling Stock & Components offers products from the broadest portfolio in the rail industry. Our innovation focus is on green and smart solutions, including emission-free propulsion systems such as batteries and hydrogen. You’ll report to Gerold Heres (Traction Control Site Metier Manager) and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.


We’ll look to you for 

  • Design and implement software for traction converters and traction battery control solutions
  • Co-ordinate software design for Traction control solutions with Software and Control team for whole train and being the one who support/lead during technical review or for training with the final customer
  • Support Control Engineers for the functional requirement specification (FRS) writing
  • Write the software requirement specification according to the functional requirement specification
  • Support the verification and validation activities on test bench and support the commissioning on vehicle
  • Insure technical interfaces with subcontractors team and delivery acceptation on software development project, respecting Alstom processes and legislation rules
  • Responsible for the configuration management of the software project


All about you
We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:  

  • Professional experience in the field of railway technology (or automotive) and/or Traction battery solutions
  • Experience of at least 3 years in embedded real time software design or as SW architect
  • Advanced knowledge with integrated SW development environment and SW programming languages (e.g. IEC 61131, C/C++)
  • Good knowledge in simulation tools (e.g. Matlab/Simulink)
  • Good German & English language skills
  • Autonomous, analysis capability, team spirit and good communication skills


Things You’ll Enjoy 

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also: 

  • Experience a dynamic work environment with a permanent position at a leading company for green mobility 
  • Enjoy a competitive remuneration package (IG Metall), 30 days of vacation, and benefits such as company pension plans and subsidized “Deutschlandticket” (Job Ticket) 
  • Optimise work-life balance with flexible working hours and hybrid working models 
  • Explore growth opportunities and steer your career across functions and countries  
  • Benefit from excellent training opportunities through our award-winning Alstom University and participate in the company's innovation culture through idea management programmes  
  • Thrive in a modern and collaborative workplace featuring mentor and buddy programs, diversity & inclusion initiatives, CSR activities, and engaging employee events 
  • Enjoy a comprehensive corporate health management with various initiatives  

  • Access to corporate benefits 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! 

Equal Opportunities Statement 

As an employer, Alstom stands for equal opportunities. By creating an inclusive work environment where all employees are encouraged to realise their full potential, individual differences are valued and respected. All applicants are considered solely on the basis of their qualifications, regardless of skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or other legally protected characteristics. 



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