N&T Backbone Design Engineer (M/F)

Date: 04-Jun-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, France

Company: Alstom

N&T Backbone Engineer for Data Communication Subsystem (DCS) for Transport  Signaling Systems

In the frame of Urban project Signaling deployments (mainly for automated metros), main tasks are as following :

  • Adapt and apply Network & Telecom (N&T) Engineering rules and architecture to Project Design studies
  • Execute Preliminary Design studies in line with contractual requirements, with the support of N&T Design leader
  • Produce Design documents as per project Documentation plan (Documentation Master List) in line with project Quality  Gate Reviews milestones and under the authority of N&T DCS Design Leader and ATS Design Leader
  • Design specific backbone functionalities/gaps in relation with N&T Design Authorities and ATS Design authorities
  • Participate to backbone network architecture Design activities (N&T and/or ATS) with a specific focus on contractual cybersecurity requirements and implicit cybersecurity needs (as per cybersecurity rules coming in force) 
  • Participate to backbone network configuration files activities (including also radio configuration settings) (data preparation)
  • Contribute to project addressing plan elaboration with Project System Engineering teams
  • Define equipments parameters
  • Open and track technical Change Requests raised against R&D Development Centers (N&T and/or ATS)
  • Develop and ELICIT Product requirements in line with project needs (external & internal)
  • Perform Detailed Design :

    - prepare technical rooms (Switching Equipments Rooms-SER) surveys

            - Elaborate Installation Principles & Requirements (trackside, train) based on project PBS

            - Support Customer Service in elaborating :

                        - Maintenance Manuals

                        - Training Materials

  • Participate to Verification and Validation strategy
  • Participate to FAT activities in the scope of backbone (preparation, execution, reporting)
  • Participate upon request to Installation & T&C activities
  • Provide Return of Experience (REX) to N&T R&D, N&T Enginering & ATS Projects Engineering teams
  • Provide Technical Support during DCS warranty period

The mission mission is a mix of BOTH R&D and Operations as it interacts with new technologies introduced into railways signaling solutions (IP mobility).with a special focus on cybersecurity topics (cyphering, authentication (802.1x/Radius), DMZ, Firewalling,...) 


Soft skills :

- Rigorous

- Process oriented

- Results oriented

- Team player



Technical skills :

- Excellent telco network skills (Wifi, IP, GbEthernet, IP-MPLS, SDH), including PERFECT knowledge of protocols (IP, Telnet, TCP/UDP, SDH), NTP and routing principles (OSPF/RIP), VLAN, ...)

- Excellent skills/proven experience in network deployments (fiber transmissions dimensionning, physical deployments (ODFs, etc...)

- Excellent knowledge of network maintenance/monitoring principles and troublseshooting (mib, IP/Protocol analyzer, KPI usage, QoS monitoring)

- Strong and signifcant exposure to cybersecurity concerns and technics

- Good practice of Hirscchmann switches, Huawei SDH equipments and Cisco equipments (settings, configuration, upgrades, downgrades, log traces)

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