Product Designer

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Date: 02-Dec-2022

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.




Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Capture key requirements and elaborate product specifications (nominal and degraded modes, function and performances, RAMS, industrial constraints, maintenance, configuration tools & functions)
  • Design elements of the product architecture (interfaces, functional refinement , functions or HW & SW allocation)
  • Create requirements for Product maintenance and configuration tools & functions
  • Contributes to the definition & maintenance of delivery baselines, analyses and implements Change Requests
  • Conduct Product performance assessment and simulation
  • Ensure technical consistency and alignment among disciplines (HW, SW) throughout the development, provide technical support to V&V, and support Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Analysis.
  • Contribute to Product documentation (Datasheet, Installation Manual, User Manual, Maintenance Manual, training kit)



Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering / Computer Science / Software Engineering

Experience (Essential Functions)

Experience in the following:

  • 7+ years of experience in the design and development of integrated hardware and software systems
  • Experience working in cross-functional multi-discipline development teams
  • Development and elaboration of product requirements (functional, performance, nominal and degraded modes, RAM, etc.)
  • Experience in design and application of transport signalling products and systems including wayside signalling and train detection systems (highly desirable)
  • Embedded systems (desirable)
  • System Architecture modelling experience (SysML) (desirable)



  • 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)
  • ClearQuest
  • Rational Team Concert (RTC)



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). 


Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.  
Alstom is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

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