Virtualization tools architect

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Date: 15-Jul-2022

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom



Alstom, is one of the leading suppliers of rolling stocks, trains, and metro control systems, headquartered in France, Alstom is present in more than 70 countries and currently employs 75,000 collaborators.

Its 11,500 employees in France are bearer of an expertise destined to serve French and international customers. One job at Alstom generates about three at its suppliers.

The rail industry today is characterized by strong and continuous growth around the world. The trends behind this situation are : environmental issues, global population growth, urbanization and increasing demand for mobility.

With nearly 9 billion in sales, Alstom is developing the most comprehensive range of systems, equipment, and services on the rail market.

Today we offer our customers solutions that combine diverse technologies, optimal interfaces, flexible and innovative implementation methods.

Within our Digital and Integrated Systems (D&IS) activities, the Saint-Ouen Development Center is in charge of designing main Alstom Urban CBTC Signalling Solutions : Urbalis 400, deployed on more than 100 projects around the world; Urbalis Fluence, the latest innovative Signalling System solution for Urban application and the on premise virtualization solution deployed on all D&IS businesses. 


Purpose of the Job

In the context of the Alstom Virtual Platform development 

  • To establish the system development strategy to implement the system roadmap, in collaboration with the System Application Architect, Design Authority, System Architect, and System Program Manager according to needs expressed by the Solution Director / Projects
  • To establish the development plan and work packages, in collaboration with other members of the program core team
  • To lead the system development to deliver the system according to the program plan


Organisational Reporting

System Engineering Manager AVP reports to the AVP Program Manager 


Detailed Responsabilities and Tasks

Mission and deliverables

  • Member of the program core team

  • Applies process, methods and tools as referenced by the program development processes

  • In collaboration with the System Program Manager, the program core team, and support of the System Architect(s), he/she defines the system development strategy and roadmap for development and sustaining

  • Defines and obtain commitments and maintain WP (Work Package) files (QCD commitments) for the system/sub-system in his scope

  • In charge to produce and maintain the System Engineering Management Plan identifying:

    • system development strategy and baselines

    • Processes and tailoring, and deviations   

    • Technical risks

    • Specific technical referents (Experts, CCN, end users, ..) 

    • Configuration management plan together with the Configuration Manager

  • Ensures application of technical decision management, validates decision together with the program stakeholders  

  • Ensures the organization of Design Reviews

  • Organizes and leads the system development activities to ensure QCD commitment:

    • Coordinates System development activities (System design & specifications- including activities performed by Participating Units or subcontractors)

    • Organizes and conducts to the CCBs (Change Control Boards) with participation of program stakeholders, including System Application Architects

    • Alerts and report on any event/risks  that may impact the system development and associated QCD commitments

    • Participates to the system development schedule review

    • Establishes the consolidated reporting on his/her WPs of the system development


  • Provides QCD analysis estimation on evolution together with the program core and engineering teams

  • Organizes and leads the system delivery together with the Configuration Manager

  • With the System Architects, he/she liaises with the System Application Architect for projects and tenders activities (evolutions & anomalies analysis, documentation support)

  • Validates material selection and procurement activities together with the System Program Manger

  • Organizes with the System Program Manger the capture and activities for continuous improvement (RoE: Return on Experience, process, metrics,…)

  • Promoting the Alstom Code of Ethics and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


Education and Skills

To fill this position, we are looking for the following profile:

  • Team management
  • Ability to work transversally with Engineering teams
  • Product & Domain knowledge
  • Expertise in System Engineering
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Design for safety and RAM compliance
  • QCD Management
  • Design for Quality life cycle
  • English communication skills

To face the challenges of tomorrow’s mobility, our ambition for our customers and partners is to imagine and develop, the most efficient, intelligent, and sustainable mobility systems.

Alstom develops and offers digital mobility solutions based on cutting-edge technologies.

We provide solutions to ensure the safety and fluidity of passengers and operations, optimizing the real-time performance of signaling and multimodal systems, offering connectivity to all, and automating driving.

At Alstom, we build an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, in which talents from different backgrounds are offered opportunities for training, development and professional development, with the possibility of holding different positions in many geographical areas.

“Alstom is committed to the diversity and employment of people with disabilities.”


Join a dynamic company that will be able to offer you real prospects of evolution on various and international projects!


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