IXL Design Engineer

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Date: 23-Jul-2022

Location: Porto, Portugal

Company: Alstom

Req ID:301221 


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.


Position: IXL Design Engineer

Location : Porto or Lisbon

Duration: Permanent


Purpose of the Job

  • To perform the design of Interlocking application (Boolean Logic, objects oriented logic) ,  to be applied to the stations and blocks to be developed
  • To manage system requirements implementation and validation, for ALSTOM IXL projects (electronic interlocking)
  • To assure the correct feedback on future projects, using the return of experience coming back from V & V processes
  • To reduce the non-quality costs in the WP's in related to design phases (preliminary design and application design)
  • To provide technical collaboration at project level, for developing and testing as follows:
    • To understand system requirements, as set by customer, and carry out gap analysis with ALSTOM standard platform. He will work in the engineering phase of Boolean Logic development for electronic interlocking (Tests of Logic for control/command of interlocking)
  • To coordinate with other engineering team members and other disciplines of the project
  • To perform engineering activities required for system/subsystems, to match customer’s requirements, considering Quality/Cost/Delivery (QCD) objectives of the project.



  • Work finished before the deadline of the activity in the general planning of the project
  • Acceptance and satisfaction by the customer
  • Quality of the deliveries (documentation and work products).



  • Responsible for technical tasks
  • To perform the design of Logic of IXL, during the development phase and even the commissioning phase. By doing so, always must have in mind if the compliance with the customer’s requirements are aligned with ALSTOM standard platform policy
  • Ensures the quality of his job to contribute to the quality of the system being delivered.



  • QCD of the part of the project assigned to him for the Work Package Owner.


Candidate Requirements

  • University degree (High level) in industrial or telecom engineering.  Others can be accepted.


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • At least five (5) years of previous experience in Electronic Interlocking Design activities, with good knowledge of Signalling for Railways
  • Good knowledge about Generic Application development
  • To have programming and automation skills
  • High level in English is a must
  • Spanish will be appreciated
  • French will be appreciated.


Behavioral Skills / Competencies

  • Open minded
  • Proactivity
  • Reactivity and promptness
  • Ability to make decisions based on his knowledge
  • Capability to establish good relationship with internal and external people (customer or other units)
  • Be a team-player
  • Adaptability
  • Easy learn and easy teach
  • Available
  • Committed with deadlines
  • Resilience (to work under pressure).


Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of the common applications based on Windows (Project, Office, etc.)



  • Sometimes travel will be required, in special during the preliminary design and commissioning phase of the project.





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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