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Date: 16-Mar-2019

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.




Develop and deliver the Product in line with the Product Roadmap and as agreed with the Product Program Manager.

Be the interface with the Design Authority in the definition of the technical answer to the need expressed by the Solution Director and the specific user project needs.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain the product architecture of on-board signalling computer equipment
  • Translate customer needs into achievable product performance requirements
  • Manage Product Requirements, Product Configuration, Change Management, and Product Delivery
  • Manage the Product Development team for internal and external developments, ensuring respect of QCD commitments
  • Ensure technical consistency and alignment with other disciplines throughout a development
  • Apply Alstom standard processes and contribute to continuous improvement efforts
  • Provide technical support to Customer Care and Tender teams
  • Organize Product Design Reviews
  • Support Make or Buy analysis and arbitration

Educational Requirements

  • BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Software Engineering
  • 3+ years of embedded systems experience
  • 7+ years of experience in railorad/transit signaling market
  • 3+ years of system architecture development experience (SysML)


  • 10+ years in the design and development of integrated hardware and software systems
  • 5+ years working in cross functional multi-discipline development teams
  • 2+ years leading a product development team through the full product lifecycle
  • 2+ years developing product specifications, for example nominal and degraded modes, function, performance or RAMS (Reliability Availability, Maintainability and Safety)


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organizational and configuration management
  • Ability to generate, read and interpret user requirements


  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Access)

Working Conditions

  • Work primarily in an office environment
  • Work at customer sites (control/computer room environment) (occasional)



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 the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide 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 contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  





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Job Segment: Embedded, Computer Science, Product Development, Developer, Technical Support, Technology, Research

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