Lead Software Engineer

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Date: 06-Feb-2023

Location: Hatfield, HRT, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID:115885


Lead Software Engineer


Site: Hatfield AL10 9TQ /Hybrid


Appointment Basis:  Permanent


Excellent Salary plus a competitive benefits package


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 


Employing 6,000 people within the UK & Ireland, we are the prominent supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas.


Purpose of role

The control systems software team is a small team who work in an agile manner to develop a range of applications used in the day to day operation of the railway directly by the operators. We also support the application engineering teams on their execution of project deliverables.


Defining, Implementing, Testing and Supporting various applications used by Signalling Operators and Maintainers in the day to day running of the both the UK railway and Ireland’s Railway. Ensuring Alstom’s product range remains cutting edge and is highly usable while proactively dealing with obsolescence issues prior to them occurring. Bring together the best industry practice of the software industry with the long established safety culture of the railway.


Introduction of Alstom’s next generation Signallers Workstation MCS Infinity which features 4 Ultra wide curved monitors, and 2 touchscreen kiosk monitors that the signallers will use to signal trains all the network. Couple this with M-ARS Alstom’s newly created Automatic Route Setting system which features an industry first electronic timetable simplifier that can be dynamically, replacing paper printed copies that require scribbling on.



What are my key responsibilities?


  • Resolution of feature requests and bugs utilising the following languages/technologies (C#, WPF, .Net Framework, .Net Core, MS SQL, Entity Framework, RabbitMQ, PRISM, Python, C++)
  • Leading any discussions around the solution with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to and lead discussions in daily standups, sprint demos, retrospectives and sprint planning.
  • Mentor and Coach junior team members.


What do I need to qualify for this job?


Essential Requirements


  • Competencies Background in software development with specific experience of development of Windows™ applications using a variety of hardware interfaces.
  • Intel assembler
  • Familiar with Visual Studio 2017
  • Experience in using WPF, PRISM, Entity Framework, SQL Server
  • Understanding of code versioning tools
  • SQL Server DBA
  • Qualifications:
  • HNC, Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience in Real-Time software development
  • Demonstrable competence in the C and/or C++ languages
  • Demonstrable competence in Motorola M68000 HLA and assembler software development
  • Systems software development and integration
  • Development of data creation tools and utilities


Desirable Requirement


Knowledge of-

  • Qualifications:
  • HNC, Degree or equivalent in a computer science discipline
  • Demonstrable competence in other computer language(s)

What we offer

We offer a highly competitive starting salary, 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.

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?


We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief. As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.




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