Communication Systems Engineer

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Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Alstom has an opening for a Communincations Systems Engineer, in its Rochester, NY location.
The Communications Systems Engineer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
Essential Responsibilities 
  • Coordinate technical aspects and lead requisitions
  • Knowledge of network hardware including servers, routers, and other computer devices
  • Use system requirements to design and deploy networks and solutions
  • Support multiple projects simultaneously
  • Develop testing, verification, and validation procedures as well as execute the procedures
  • Experience in building, maintaining and supporting VmWare, Microsoft Windows Server and Linux operating systems and servers
  • Strong project management and organizational skills. Create and maintain documentation including System Functional Specifications and Interface Control Documents
  • Trace system requirements to DOORS
  • Work with RF and assist Lead System Engineer as needed
  • Assist in the proposal process to insure that only sound technical solutions are offered to customers
  • Configure products for placement on the competitive landscape and define product specifications including performance, cost, and schedule
  • Implement the timely execution of product conceptual designs to meet evolving market needs
  • Coordinate design, project and system engineers during detailed design, start-up and warranty administration phases of project
  • Leverage cross-functional and cross business resources in order to maximize technical results
  • Participate in field issues and failures investigations, root causes analysis and implementation of corrective actions, lesson learned issues and consequently design standards update
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and at least 4 years of engineering or other technical work experience
  • At least 3 additional years of experience in a systems engineering role
  • Willingness and ability to travel <25% of the time



  • Experience in project scheduling
  • Cross-platform experience in systems administration, installation, configuration, and of Servers
  • Networking, Routing, Switching, Subnetting, VLAN
  • Experience in firewall administration
  • Ability to achieve results in a matrix environment
  • Ability to understand and implement customer and industry standards
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional, global environment
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationships with both customers and internal and external employees
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


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.


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