Software Architect

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Date: 16-Oct-2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:175229 

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 Software Architect, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Pittsburgh (PA), US.


Specify and design software.




  • Contribute to the elaboration of product/system specification & architecture, in collaboration with the Product Designers or System Engineers
  • Define the software requirements specifications:
    • Define the functional requirements, operational requirements, interfaces requirements and the requirements linked to performance, safety, cybersecurity, RAM… constraints
    • Ensure that all the requirements can be verified (testability, …)
    • Ensure the traceability of the software requirements through the development cycle
  • Define the software architecture
    • Elaborate the functional and structural breakdown into software components
    • Allocate the requirements to the software components
    • Define the interfaces between the software components
    • Define the dynamical behavior of the software
    • Validate the feasibility of the solution: model simulation, mock-up
  • Take main technical choices for software development
    • Select development tools, methodology (ex: UML, …), programming languages, coding strategy and coding rules…, strictly following internal process/methods & tools recommendations
    • Contribute to the selection of the execution environment (processor, operating system, middleware, basic software…), together with the product architect, system engineering manager and hardware architect
  • Arbitrate and validate major software design choices
  • Perform software/software integration, together with the software designers
  • Perform hardware/software integration, together with the hardware architect
  • Specify, design, prepare and perform tests and verifications of his/her deliverables
  • Sustain the software
  • Keep informed of the evolution of technologies through techno watch
  • Contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by defining reusable solutions, including COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf)
  • Apply and ensure application of processes and standards
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (RoE: Return of Experience, process…)





  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • 10 years of experience in software development/production software in Railway industry 

  • Experience in Railway software development
  • Experience in vital or secure software development
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Good written English communication skills
  • Team management
  • Ability to work transversally with Engineering teams
  • Concurrent engineering


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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