Hardware Architect

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Date: 08-Aug-2022

Location: Melbourne, FL, United States

Company: Alstom

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. 

Key Responsibilities:
The Hardware Architect performs both analog and digital circuit design/analysis and product validation. Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform electronic circuit design and analysis in the areas of mixed signal design, analog design in particular is desired.
  • Define the hardware architecture, to include: Defining the functional and structural breakdown into hardware components, allocating the requirements to the components, defining the interfaces between the hardware components, defining the dynamic behavior of the hardware, and validating the feasibility of the solution though model simulation and/or mock-up
  • Define the hardware interfaces for the software
    • Perform real time testing and troubleshooting of mixed signal PCB assemblies.
    • Execute test procedures and record results in accordance with standard processes.
    • Analyze electronic circuits using lab equipment, including function generators, oscilloscopes, power supplies, ESD/EFT generator, isolation testers, spectrum analyzers, and logic analyzers, and assist in resolving open design issues during development including modifying designs via white wires and soldering through-­hole and SMT components.
  • Define the production test needs and strategy.
  • Define main technical decisions for hardware development, to include: tools and methodology, AFE architecture, DC/DC power/controllers, preferred parts list recommendations, and definition of CAD constraints.
  • Prepare and perform hardware requirements tests, integration tests and verifications of deliverables
    • Collaborate with various internal groups to provide troubleshooting support, root cause analysis and resolution for product issues.
    • Lead regulatory and customer mandated EMI/EMC compliance testing and troubleshooting.
    • Actively participate in design reviews and research and provide feedback on new electronic architectures and technologies as well as obsolescence redesigns.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hardware design engineering experience.
  • Analog design experience is a must.

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience troubleshooting PCB assemblies down to the component level, and performing environmental and EMC/EMI testing
  • Digital/microcontroller and FPGA/VHDL design a plus. 
  • Experience with fault injection testing (FIT) and environmental testing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with fail-safe/vital design and AREMA/CENELEC standards a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in a cross-functional and global team environment
  • Strong analytical thinking and solution skills
  • Demonstrated initiative to stay abreast of technology advancements
  • Experience functioning on high priority business imperative global projects
  • Ability to understand vital or safety critical designs

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use“Accommodation Request” as the subject line).


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