Software Designer

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Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.

Could you be the full-time hybrid Software Designer in Pittsburgh, PA, US we’re looking for?

Your future role

"Take on a new challenge and apply your seasoned application design expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside innovative, dedicated, and collaborative teammates. You'll contribute to the advancement of train control signaling solutions with a focus on safety and efficiency. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (engineering, quality assurance, product management), coordinate software development lifecycle activities from design to testing, and much more."

We’ll look to you for:

  • Contributing to the team's agile development practices and continuous integration efforts,

  • Developing subsystem requirements and designs from system-level requirements,

  • Demonstrating teamwork and adaptability in a dynamic work environment,

  • Embracing and applying new tools, techniques, and processes for continuous improvement,

  • Implementing software designs, including crafting unit tests to verify software integrity,

  • Engaging in effective technical communication with a globally diverse team

All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other engineering discipline.,

  • 5 years of experience or understanding of application design and development in the rail transportation industry, or similar fields developing real time, process control, or similar software is acceptable.

  • Familiarity with agile software development methodologies and continuous integration practices.,

  • Proficiency in software implementation using C/C++ and object-oriented design principles.,

  • Knowledge of structured software full life cycle development.,

  • Comfort working with multiple operating systems, including Linux, any real-time OS, and Windows.,

  • Experience with software development tools such as Eclipse, Git/GitLab, and DOORS.,

  • Eagerness to learn and apply new tools, techniques, and processes in a continuous improvement environment.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Work with cutting-edge wayside train control software and contribute to productized safety-related functionality,

  • Progress towards becoming a leader in agile, safety-standard-compliant software development for the rail transportation industry,

  • Utilize our dynamic and diverse working environment,

  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognizes your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension)


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63 countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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 abides 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 note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming


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?  


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Testing, Computer Science, Implementation Manager, Quality Assurance, Developer, Technology

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