Product Architect

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Date: 25-Sep-2021

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

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 36,300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  





As a Product Architect, this individual will provide leadership and guidance in designing technology roadmaps that align with product roadmaps to deliver customer-facing research products. This individual will work in a collaborative team-oriented environment, sharing information, valuing diverse ideas, partnering with cross-functional and remote teams to ensure completeness, accuracy and a common understanding of product vision, roadmap, and requirements.




  • With the Design Authority and the Product Program Manager, define and agree on the Product development roadmap that he/she commits to deliver
  • With the Product Program Manager, manage the Product Development team for both internal (Products Engineering) and external (buy) developments, ensuring respect of QCD commitments
  • Ensure technical coordination within program engineering team, arbitrate design choice (with Design Authority for the main ones)
  • Specify the Product characteristics and ensure that the Product delivers the performance levels expected as defined in the Product roadmap and meet Systems and Platforms expectations
  • Organize and lead Product Design Reviews
  • Support Make or Buy analysis and arbitration
  • Develop design-to-cost approach in developments to decrease unit cost of solutions
  • Manage Product Requirements: ensure the traceability of the product requirements (from product level down to software and hardware level) and ensure that each product requirement has been addressed by V&V through the whole development cycle
  • Manage Product Configuration, Change Management and deliveries: establish and maintain the configuration baselines, perform configuration reviews, lead the Change Control Board (CCB) with the Product Program Manager
  • With the Product Program Manager, provide QCD estimation on Bids and user projects requests and support System Application Architects in gap analysis/QCD quotation
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Engineering and 10-15 years or more related experience
  • 2 years Planning management experience and knowledge
  • 5 years of experience in electronic development environment (System, Hardware, Software, V&V and RAM) in similar product environments
  • 2 years of experience in Work Package Management
  • Engineering team management experience and demonstrated leadership success
  • Travel as needed


Competencies & Skills

  • Electronic engineering (Product Design/Architecture, Hw, Sw, V&V, RAM, Safety) (level depending of Product’s type)
  • Strong Functional team management
  • Experience in managing technical programs and facilitating integrated product team activities
  • Proven leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office Experience
  • Sub-contractor management experience (for COS products)
  • Risk & Opportunity management experience
  • Desirable knowledge of safety requirements
  • Ability to use sound judgement to make decisions in multiple and difficult situations







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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