V&V Group Manager

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Date: 27-Jan-2022

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 75,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


 Purpose of the Job

  • Take part in building the foundations of Alstom Signaling platforms by leading, organizing and performing the verification, integration and test activities of developments ranging from software, to product and system programs fitting the needs in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery.

  • Define and lead all the in-house program activities related with Verification, Integration and Testing, either performed by a team in V&V department or delegated to experts in other DC departments. Cooperate with Signaling team to complement V&V activities with end-user integration scenarios.

  • When Safety is involved, discuss and agree the overall V&V strategy with Safety Assurance Manager to ensure the achievement and demonstration of the requested safety targets.

  • Share with Product Architect the V&V strategy defined to deliver a validated program and agree on requested budget and schedule of inputs and deliverables


Main Responsabilities

  • Define the Program Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, to ensure proper coverage and demonstration that  design requirements and intended use cases are met. Collect the contributions of all involved stakeholders;

  • Ensure the application and adherence to the reference processes, methods & tools, requesting deviations whenever appropriate;

  • Define and agree V&V activity schedule

  • Organize and lead documental verification and reviews;

  • Manage full verification and validation of the equipment under test;

  • Monitor and follow-up execution and reporting of activities delegated to experts in other departments;

  • Define needs, architecture and follow-up implementation of testbenches and analysis tools;

  • Represent Alstom in front of customers or partners, for instance to provide overview of Test progress, issues, risks and opportunities;

  • Manage functionally the Program Verification & Validation Team and ensure/control their deliverables for the project;

  • Ensure independence of verification from design;

  • Select and manage subcontractors;

  • Manage work packages or WP tasks.



Performance management: 

  • DQI (Delivery Quality Indicator)

  • CPI (Coverage Progress Indicator)

  • Cooperation and support to Root Cause Analysis


Educational Requirements

  • Graduated

  • Foreign language: English, full proficient use

  • Desirable

    • Master degree in engineering or scientific topics



  • Good analytical skill and previous experience in test & integration are required. In alternative, you will have an experience in system. engineering or Safety Assurance.

  • Knowledge of at least one ADM domain (hardware, software, product, system) V&V methodology.

  • Desirable

    • Knowledge of more than one ADM V&V domain.

    • Engineering and system background.

    • At least 5 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signalling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset.


Competencies & Skills

  • Open-minded

  • (Self) entrepreneurial

  • Problem setting and problem solving

  • Leadership, team motivator

  • Sense of urgency

  • Writing skills required: clarity, rigor, and concision 

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

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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