Validation Engineer Legacy (M/F)

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Date: 23-Jan-2022

Location: SAINT-OUEN, J, France

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 :

Within the framework of our D&IS activity (*), for the renovation and maintenance programs for URBALIS 200, 300 and legacy Signalling systems, and for Wayside infrastructure modernization projects such as ATC (**) and Interlockings, you will be in charge of the validation activities of Subsystem gaps and patches within a small validation team (functional validation on real equipment)

The Urbalis solutions allows the supervision, the regulation and the operation in safety condition of a subway line, as well as the driving assistance & automatic train control. Around 20 Urban Subway lines are using these solutions all around the world. Urbalis solutions are parents but each have their specificities.

Alstom Interlocking and wayside ATC solutions relay safety commands and controls between supervisors, trains and wayside equipment, whether in urban areas or on main lines.

For the most part these systems are in operation.

The job requires, therefore, versatility and responsiveness.


(*) : Digital & Integrated Systems

(**) : Automatic Train Control


Organizational  / Reporting

  • Hierarchical report to V&V Domain Manager
  • Functional report to V&V Leader


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

For one Subsystem campaign, in a SIL4 context, in a validation team composed of one on-shore part (Saint-Ouen) & one off-shore part (Bangalore India), you will be in charge of :

  • Analyze Functional specification, verify coherency & traceability
  • Perform impact analysis & determine set of tests to create / replay as non-regression
  • Define tests cases & write test procedures ensuring optimal coverage of functional requirement.
  • Configure Tests Bench (Hw equipment & simulator)
  • Develop test scripts, implement & execute tests, analyze results & record defects, investigate on critical problems
  • Put validation work products under configuration management 
  • Write Validation report
  • Support to the System and Design teams for incident investigations and implementation of new solutions
  • Contribute to External assessment phase & audit
  • Contribute to workload estimation
  • Provide data to maintain KPIs defined at program/project level and by applicable processes.
  • Provide valuable feedback for REX Sessions and continuous improvement.



In this role you will be in interface:

  • with our validation off-shore team (Bangalore) and other on-shore team members (Saint-Ouen) – team work on current activity
  • with the V&V leader for activity scope & planning
  • with other “métier” (technical, process, QCD topics)
    • Sub-System & Software designers
    • Verification & Safety Engineer
    • Program manager


Performance Measurement

  • Test session executed on time, in line with deadlines & productivity objectives defined by the V&V leader
  • Ensures requirements traceability versus test, no coverage issue
  • Quality of technical analyses & documentation
  • Initiatives & suggestions to improve Test mean, process & methodology
  • Compliance with applicable processes & standard (no deviation)





Technical Knowledge / Experience

  • Graduate in Engineering (Electric, Electronic, Computer science or equivalent)
  • 2 to 4 years experience in validation activities, preferably on industrial products having reliability or safety constraints. Previous experience in testing activity on target is mandatory
  • Experience in Railways/Signaling domain is an asset.


Technical skills

  • Synthesis capacity
  • Analytical approach of technical problem
  • English fluent (written & spoken)
  • Knowledge of script language (VBA, python, perl…), on industrial networks (FIP, Ethernet, TCP/IP), on test means, virtualization, automation & IT principles.
  • Validation activities : Requirement management, impact analysis, non-regression principles, test coverage, test execution, test automation, configuration management, change request …tion
  • Integration activities : Hw equipement integration & configuration, protocol testing & investigation on exchanged messages (with tool such as wireshark)


Behavioural competencies

  • Autonomous and proactive, reliable, pragmatic, problem solving attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to work in fuzzy environment
  • Learning capacity and ability to be quickly operational in a new environment / domain
  • Team work
  • Open to other culture


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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