R&D Systems Architect

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Date: 23-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, FL, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:193661 

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.   

Role Summary:
Alstom has an opening for a Systems Architect in our Melbourne, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Rochester, NY, or Grain Valley, MO locations. In this role you will develop technology roadmaps, architectures, solutions, and concepts for the railway signaling industry with a particular focus on data communications and signal processing algorithm design.


In addition you will,

  • Develop technical concepts, solutions and architectures to be delivered to Engineering for implementation.
  • Participate in key Engineering design reviews to assure Technology Roadmaps are  followed and understood.
  • Investigate emerging technologies and their feasibility to be applied in the railway signaling industry.
  • Create and evaluate intellectual property (IP) opportunities. Develop patent applications as needed for IP protection.

  • Be aware of and drive reuse of technology available in Alstom’s global product portfolio.



Desired Characteristics:

  • Technical Expertise: Participates in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development. Reviews and/or analyzes and develops architectural requirements at domain level, aligning architectural requirements with software development strategy.
  • Design and simulate DSP-based system architectures, define specifications, performance metrics. Understanding of DSP principles and implementation.
  • Basic experience with MATLAB, C/C++, Python programming knowledge.
  • Strong understanding of higher mathematics ex: differential calculus…wave form analysis.
  • Experience with advanced communication protocols which can be exploited for new product development.
  • Business Acumen: Demonstrate detailed knowledge of business operations and strategic direction, including merger & acquisition opportunities; understand industry trends and competitive landscape; partner with business leaders to align projects with business goals and needs.
  • Leadership: Recommends allocation of budget to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success. Supports development of the business case for approval. Provides leadership, technology guidance and mentors others throughout their domain. Define the skills, competencies in the skills and talents for architecture team members. Facilitates dialogues that produce new perspectives and trigger recommendations for substantial innovative / enhancements, and analysis of consequences. Influences through others. Uses experts or other third parties to influence. Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, uses chains of indirect influence.
  • Personal Attributes: Participates with senior business leaders and subject matter authorities in defining strategies and courses of action that will impact the enterprise. Challenges conventional thinking and traditional ways of operating and invites stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities. Takes a holistic systems perspective.

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.   


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