Software Engineer

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Date: 19-Nov-2022

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Alstom

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 75,000 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.



  • Contribute to the elaboration of the software specification & architecture, in collaboration with the software architect
  • Develop software components:
    • Perform the software components detailed design & coding
    • Set up the software development tool chain
    • Specify, design, prepare and perform tests and verifications of his / her deliverables
    • Put software work products under configuration management
    • Support software / software integration, together with the other software designers
    • Support hardware / software integration, together with the hardware designers
  • Sustain the software
  • Keep informed of the evolution of technologies through techno watch
  • Contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions, including COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf)
  • Apply processes and standards
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (RoE: Return on Experience, process, …)




  • Minimum of Bachelors in Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar field.
  • 5 years software development experience preferred (rail transportation industry is preferred). Educational equivalent may substitute for experience.
  • 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.

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 identity and authorization to work in the United States.


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 

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