Verification & Test Leader -V&V-

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Date: 29-Dec-2020

Location: Saint-Ouen, J, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:71780 

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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.    

Each Train is a complex system made by several sub-systems, each of those ones composed of mechanical, electric and electronic devices. The whole system is controlled and monitored by low voltage cabling logic and software solutions, those last embedded in electronics devices, this is the control system.

The functional behaviour of the control system, its monitoring and the sub-systems acting together in the train system must cover the customer and standards requirements. We need to deliver excellent software quality, consistent and on time. Software Quality is achieved through the application of development techniques and the use of Verification and Validation (V&V) procedures throughout this development process. V&V is a system-engineering discipline to evaluate software in a system context. Like systems engineering, it uses structured approach to analyse and test the software against all system functions and against hardware, system users and other software interfaces. We perform two activities, software verification and software validation. Verification of software refers to a set of activities that ensure that the software correctly implements a specific function, which is like to ask: "Are we building the product rightly?"

Validation is the synthesis of verifications with judgment on scope demonstrated versus scope to be demonstrated, which is like to ask: “Are we building the right product?"

Alstom's Verification, Validation and related testing activity is V&T, for Verification and Test.


Purpose of the Job:

He/she manages and performs verification and test of all TC&IS deliverable (Train Functional Architecture, Train Control System Software, Functional Principle Schemes, etc.) in line with make or buy strategy on the Project.

He/she applies internal Alstom process in accordance with EN Standards in law.




Verification and Test Campaign:

  • Specify Integration Tests (Sub-Systems Integration, Software Hardware Integration and Network Integration, Functional Integration) – Tests Procedure
  • Specify Software Overall Test – Tests Procedure
  • Execute Integration Tests (Sub-Systems Integration, Software Hardware Integration and Network Integration, Functional Integration) – Tests Report
  • Execute Software Overall Test – Tests Report
  • Verify Software Requirements, Software Architecture and Software Components (in case of Safety Software)
  • 100% compliant on EHS rules (in particular regarding activities performed on train and test bench)
  • Management of TC&IS validation and verification tools configuration
  • Configuration management of Verification & Test deliverables: 100% deliverables properly managed into configuration database
  • Management of validation status of change requests (CR) : all CR status up-to-date in CR database (in line with test procedures and reports)
  • Management of CR : all NOK results in test reports related to a CR
  • Delivery of TC&IS Integration & Validation Plans (activities, means, strategy)
  • Delivery of TC&IS Verification Plan (activities, means, strategy)
  • Delivery of Verification & Test activities planning
  • Delivery of requirements testing coverage and results in a weekly report
  • Delivery of a weekly synthesis on Verification & Test activities
  • Specification of tools needed to manage Verification & Test activities (PC, Test benches…)
  • Management of TC&IS Verification & Test Work Package
    Knowledge & Experience
  • Practical knowledge of validation methods (boundary tests, equivalent class tests…)
  • Practical knowledge of validation tools (TestStand, model-based testing tools…)
  • Practical knowledge of validation Means (Testbench, simulators…)
  • Practical experience on software integration & validation phases (minimum of 2 years’ experience in Railway or Health, Defence, Aeronautical, Automotive domains).
  • Managing work packages for sub-contractors
  • One of the key points of our V&V strategy is to maximise automation. Even if we already have a good level of automation in the different stages of the activity, experience and curiosity in techniques to improve automation within the V&T Community is welcome.
  • DFQ cycle
  • Fluent English



    Hierarchical: Train Control Métier Manager

    Functional: Train Functional Architect


    Network & Links:

    Working within a Team made by Train Functional Architects, Software Developers and Software Quality responsible, with the support of the V&T Metier Leader and the entire V&TL community.

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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