Software Engineer

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Date: 27-Jul-2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Company: Alstom

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 

Join us as 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. 


Key Responsibilities

  • 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. 


Relevant Experience Required 

  • 3-5 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++, C#) 
  • Good knowledge of object-oriented design. 

  • 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. 

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?  


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