Senior Software Engineer

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Date: 02-Nov-2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:187381 

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.   


Join us as Senior Software Engineer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Pittsburgh (PA), US.


Application design and development pertaining to train control signalling solutions. To this end, the candidate will be part of a team developing wayside train control software, with an emphasis on productized safety-related functionality. Familiarity with communications-based train control (CBTC) systems is advantageous.


This position requires a working knowledge of engineering and software development concepts. This includes a solid understanding of the software development lifecycle from requirements through testing, verification, and validation. The candidate should be comfortable working in a development environment that is subject to industry-accepted safety and quality standards. Familiarity with agile development and continuous integration is preferred.


Excellent communications skills are required, as the job involves technical discussions and communications with team members of various disciplines across our global workforce. The capacity to thrive in an environment that includes several teams with diverse backgrounds and language skills is necessary.




  • Develop subsystem requirements and designs based on system-level designs and requirements.
  • Implement the software design, including unit tests to verify that the software is correct and complete.
  • Coordinate peer reviews of the software development artefacts and take part in peer reviews requested by others.
  • Work as a team player in a dynamic work environment.
  • Learn and apply new tools, techniques, and processes in an environment that focuses on continuous improvement.




  • B.S in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other engineering discipline.
  • 6-10 years’ experience developing software in the rail transportation industry preferred; commensurate level of experience developing embedded, process control, or similar software acceptable.
  • Good knowledge in software development principles.
  • Good knowledge and experience in software implementation - C/C++ (primarily), C#, .NET.
  • Good understanding of basic object-oriented design principles.
  • Experience working with multiple operating systems (Linux, any real time OS, Windows).
  • Experience in agile software development.
  • Experience with software development tools such as Eclipse, Git, Gerrit, DOORS, Jenkins.
  • Safety related software development techniques per CENELEC EN50128, EN50129 or equivalent.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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.   


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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