Software Architect

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Date: 14-Jun-2022

Location: Rochester, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:296885 

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

As a Software Architect, you will demonstrate that a vital software component fulfills its intended use when placed in its intended environment (real or simulated). You will interface with System, project, and Quality teams to meet QCD commitments as per the project needs.

Embedded software system techniques implemented in C or Assembly  is a requirement.   Development of embedded applications in real time operating systems (RTOS) is a plus. Our  programs employ Agile development process.  The candidate will lead software architecture and design, implementation, and unit test, and  support system testing, safety, and quality.



  • Deliver end to end software deliverables such as software requirements specifications, software design documents, and professional high quality software executables.
  • Work collaboratively with engineering and product development teams and cross-functional partners
  • Work closely with Systems Engineers to understand operations and translate them into clear software requirements
  • Lead and/or participate in technical reviews
  • Work with a field support team to diagnose customer issues and quickly resolve issues
  • Follow the Quality Management Standards and necessary vital software design standards (Applying required processes and standards)
  • Keep a strong link with the software developers, hardware designers, Reliability and V&V departments, through the whole software design cycle
  • Contribute to continuous improvement ( Return on Experience process, …)



B.S/M.S. - Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/Computer Science



  • Be Innovative and demonstrate to peers and implement in creation of code libraries, reusable codes, and model-based developments, Be agile and adaptive to Project dynamics
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and able to guide, influence and convince others in a matrix organization.
  • Good Team player and have ownership towards assigned task & deliveries



  • Programming: C, 386 Assembly
  • Knowledge Of- Linux, FPGAs, development of vital sytems
  • Exposure/ Knowledge of Protocols – Digisafe
  • Exposure/ Knowledge of Standards: CENELEC SIL4 / DO178A / DO178B
  • Proficient  Experience on programming with Microcontrollers
  • Understanding of Computer Engines and VM Ware 
  • Strong Problem-solving aptitude



  • 10+ years of experience in design of Software modules in complex embedded systems. 
  • The ideal candidate should have good experience in Embedded/RTOS applications, software processes, and coding guidelines.
  • The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process spread across different geographical locations.
  • Significant experience in software development including design, analysis, development, testing and delivery.  
  • Rail industry background is highly desirable, and similar safety critical industries can also be considered.


IT Skills: MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)



  • Proficient in English language
  • Good written and Verbal communication skills

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. 





Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Testing, Embedded, Developer, Computer Science, Linux, Technology