Product Designer

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Date: 26-Sep-2022

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:264922 

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


Deliver solutions for software based products by specifing the product, defining an architecture in terms of HW/SW components that fulfills all stakeholders needs. 

Produce detailed drawings, technical documentation (requirements specifications, test plans and reports) following standard Product Development processes.



  • Capture Stakeholders Needs (Operational contexts, use cases, scenarios…)
  • Specify the product (functions, operational modes, functional performances, RAMS performances, cybersecurity requirements, external interfaces, product configurations…)
  • Define architecture of the product (logical/physical architecture including configuration/maintenance tools, HW/SW allocation, deployment strategy…) with the support of RAM/Safety/Cyber managers
  • Design the product components (refine definition of HW/SW components identified in the architecture…)
  • Verify technical choices and work products (system analysis, design reviews, work product reviews, simulation)
  • Ensure technical consistency between all stakeholders
  • Analyze technical issues identified during product/system/project V&V activities or by customer service
  • Provide technical support to engineering team, system/project teams, test and commissioning team, service, tendering
  • Contribute to product documentation (datasheet, User Manuals, Training kits)
  • Contribute to configuration management (identify/manage configuration of Product Design work products)
  • Contribute to requirement management (capture/identify/characterize/develop/allocate/trace requirements up to HW/SW components)
  • Contribute to program management (development strategy, schedule, resource, progress follow up, risks)
  • Technical follow-up for externalized development (COS)
  • Contribute to ADM standardization by reusing existing technical solutions or by implementing reusable technical solutions
  • Apply processes and standards and contribute to continuous improvement (ROE, process, …)



  • BS  or MS in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent.
  •  Certification in System Engineering (Desirable)



  • Minimum 3 years of experience in development of Computer based systems (Mandatory).


Desirable experience:

  • Experience in system design
  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering (system modeling, simulation, model checking)
  • Experience in product development having cyber security requirements
  • Experience in product development having functional safety requirements (IEC61508, EN50128/50129, DO178/254, ISO26262 …)
  • Experience in product development having high availability requirements
  • Experience in product development having real time requirements
  • Experience in HW, FPGA or SW development
  • Experience in system level V&V



  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English.
  • Excellent organizational and configuration management.
  • Ability to generate, read, and interpret user requirements.
  • Ability to work transversally with Engineering teams
  • Technical decision managemen



  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowePoint, Project, Access)
  • Artisian Studio
  • ClearQuest


Working Conditions:

Work in primarily an office environment.

Work occasionally at customer sites (control centers) at various times of day.

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?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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