Software Engineer

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Date: 08-Nov-2022

Location: Ridderkerk, NL

Company: Alstom

Do you want to work for the Tesla of Trains, Metros and Trams and make the world Greener and Safer?

Software Engineer

Vacancy – Ridderkerk – Fulltime (32 – 40) – Alstom


Do you want to work for the Tesla of Trains, Metros and Trams and make the world Greener and Safer?


Your challenge as Software Engineer

You will specify and design software architecture and deliver software (independently or with nearshore partner). It is your responsibility to contribute to the elaboration of product/system specification & architecture, in collaboration with the Product architect / System Engineer. To make this happen you work on in-vehicle and vehicle-to-shore connectivity which is essential for efficient and effective vehicle operation by our customers. Techniques such as condition-based maintenance are being introduced more widely.


The Alstom software focuses within the vehicles on closed-loop controls, operation, steering and information provision. We also make maintenance software that usually runs on a laptop and for data analysis we make acquisition, transmission, conversion and analysis software. During development and validation, we use scale models of vehicle parts developed within Alstom and HIL simulations.


Our focus in Ridderkerk is on providing services to customers. This often requires adapting or replacing existing software. In order to obtain and maintain the level of knowledge of this software, usually produced by other Alstom branches, it is important to work well internationally and to properly manage scale models on which this software can be tested.


We do all this with a multitude of techniques and programming languages; from IEC 61131-3 to Matlab Simulink and from C to C# and from Python to R. So experienced in Embedded C is required and at least one object-oriented language is a strong preference.


An average project takes about 3 to 12 months to complete, some examples are the PCL replacement project for the Rotterdam Metro and replacing a screen in Helsinki.


Your colleagues

You will be part of a team of 10 Software Engineers that work in a friendly environment. When we are at the office, we’ll have lunch together in the canteen. We report to Emil Vogel (Software / Control / Verification Domain Leader).



You will help making our world greener and safer in an innovative company that works with the newest techniques. The challenge lies in the enormous variety and multidisciplinary character of our work, in which dated and state-of-the-art technology must be combined.

The Alstom University offers many possibilities to develop yourself with your job, career and as a person. An example is learning a foreign language with help of native speakers. And because we are a large company, there are sufficient career opportunities incl. abroad).

Practical: We follow the cla (cao) Metalelektro which offers 27 vacation days. It’s possible to work from home (hybrid), we offer flexible working hours and a 32 to 40 hour workweek (your decision). We are searching for a candidate in range between € 4.000- € 5.500 per month.


Career opportunities

Since you are part of a large, international company within a growing industry, you have more than sufficient career and development opportunities. Some examples: System Engineer, specialize yourself (e.g. Validation & Verification Engineer) or Technical Project Leader


The ideal Software Engineer

You have similar experience and or a relevant diploma (e.g. bachelor or master in exact science like informatics, mathematics, physics). Experience with making unittests is preferred.

As a person you like to puzzle and what to figure out how you can connect new and old technologies. Furthermore, you like to work in a team that is based in several locations within an international team.



Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2021, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 11th consecutive time. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people. In The Netherlands, we have 500 employees.



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Overview vacancy

Job Title: Software Engineer

Category: Software / Engineering / Project Management

Location: Ringdijk 390C, 2983 GS Ridderkerk

Date: September 23rd 2022

Contract: Fulltime (32 – 40 hours per week)

Contract:  Temporary contract with the intention for a permanent contract

Industry: Railway / Mobility / Transportation

Company Name: Alstom

Salary: € 4.000- € 5.500 per month

Vacancy ID: AlstomRAM

Vacancy deadline: November 15th 2022

Job Segment: Embedded, Project Manager, Developer, Informatics, Network, Technology