Software Engineer

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Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:199801 

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


The job is to develop and enhance our autonomous / driverless onboard software to keep the train moving safely, comfortably and efficiently while stopping at stations precisely and on time.

Knowledge of the software development lifecycle from requirements, to design, to coding, then testing; and a good understanding of software quality methods.  Knowledge of coding standards, the benefits of peer reviews, the advantages of agile methods, the positives of modern tools, the reasons for continuous integration, as well as dealing with onerous safety standards which require among others strict requirements traceability, change and configuration management and V&V.




  • Develop a design from the subsystem requirements specification.
  • Implement the software according to the peer reviewed and approved design.
  • Create developer test cases and execute those on your software.
  • Defend your software and test cases to your peers.
  • Regularly suggest tools and product improvements while keeping current with the state of art.




  • Minimum of Bachelors in Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar field.
  • 5 years software development experience (rail transportation industry is preferred).
  • Good knowledge in software development principles.
  • Good knowledge and experience in software implementation (C preferred).
  • Good experience working with multiple operating systems, especially embedded systems, (Linux, any real time OS, Windows).
  • Experience working  within agile software development (e.g. Scrum) is preferred
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Excellent technical writing skills in English.


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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