Electronic Hardware Designer 1

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Date: 17 Feb 2024

Location: Sesto San Giovanni, 25, IT

Company: Alstom

Req ID:439546 

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.   

Job Title :

Electronic HW Designer    


Purpose of the job:

Develop hardware electronic boards or modules. Sustaining the electronic equipments on train during the life cycle.


Organisation reporting:


Direct report: Electronic HW/FW Design Manager

Functional report: Not foreseen


Network & Links:


Internal: System Engineer; Electronic Hardware Architect/Designer; Firmware/Software Architect/Designer; Mechanical Engineer/Designer; RAMS Engineer; Validation Engineer; PrEM; Industrial Engineer; Manufacturing Technician; Quality Manager; Buyer.

External: Electronic manufacturing and suppliers




  • Perform development of electronic HW boards and equipments;
  • Perform the detailed specification and design of the HW modules, describing technical choices and verifying, by analysis (computations, models, simulation or mock-up), the compliance to input requirements;
  • Define the mechanical solution and the mechanical parts, working together with Mechanical Designer;
  • Define the electrical schematic of the boards, realizing a project in Mentor Expedition;
  • Define the Bill Of Materials (EBOM), preferably using components in PPL (Preferred Part List). If it is not possible, provide all the indications to the Coding Team for the insertion of the new component code in the PLM system, including creation of the symbols in the Mentor environment;
  • Check and validate, for the components used in the design, the F&S (Fire & Smoke) and Ecodesign constrains (EN45545, REACH);
  • Manages the Technical Specification and follow-up for externalized development (COS ® Component On Specification);
  • Evaluate the thermal performances and define the better solution for the heat dissipation;
  • Evaluate the reliability performances, assuring the requirements (especially when associated with safety aspects) and providing an estimation of MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) by a calculation compliance to standards (MIL-HDBK 217F, IEC62380, IEC61709);
  • Define the placement and routing constraints for electronic boards, to provide to the PCB Layout Designer;
  • Follow the realization of the PCB design (Mentor CAD); This activity can be under responsibility of another HW designer, specialized in CAD.
  • Defines the interfaces of the programmable components (FPGA, CPLD);
  • Design and implement the VHDL code for programmable components – or specifies the functionalities to be developed by the FW designer;
  • Ensure that the design can be manufactured (compliance to DFM – Design For Manufacturing – rules), tested and repaired, working together with industrialization teams;
  • Provide the specification for Minimum Requirements for Routine Test and check the correct implementation in Routine Test Procedure and Report;
  • Follow the realization of the prototypes and check them;
  • Participates to the Design Reviews;
  • Design and implement the FW/SW necessary for HW component tests – or specifies the software to be developed by the FW/SW designer;
  • Specify, design, prepare and perform HW components and work products verifications (including tests);
  • Put the hardware product under configuration management, according to Configuration Management Plan;
  • Support the HW/HW and HW/FW integration, together with the HW Architect and FW Designer;
  • Support the HW Validation of the product and Type Tests;
  • Support the Industrialization and Production Teams during manufacturing ramp-up;
  • Sustain the HW during the life cycle, in particular in term of obsolescence detection and solution;
  • Remain informed of the evolution of technologies through techno watch;
  • Contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions;
  • Apply processes and standards (EN50155, EN50467);
  • Contribute to continuous improvement (RoE: Return on Experience, Failure and NFF – Not Fault Found – analysis, process, …);
  • Ensures reporting of its activities to the HW Architect and PrEM.



Master’s degree in electronic engineering.



Minimum 5 years of experience in development of HW Electronic boards, equipments and systems in railway domain.



  • Experience in RAMS design
  • Experience in product development having functional safety requirements (EN50126, EN50129,…)
  • Experience in product development having cyber security requirements
  • Experience in product development having high availability requirements
  • Experience in product development having real time requirements
  • Experience in FPGA and FW/SW development


Competencies & Skills

  • Ability to work transversally with Engineering teams
  • Ability to use electronic instrument for measures and signal analysis
  • Ability to use SW tools for electronic design/validation (e.g. Mentor Xpedition, Pspice and ModelSim Simulator, RAM Commander, …)
  • Practical skill in electronics (soldering, debug of electronic boards, building circuit for test support, …)
  • Technical decision management
  • Design for Quality life cycle
  • English communication skills


Location : Sesto San Giovanni.

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.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

Job Segment: Testing, Product Development, Electronics, Firmware, PLM, Technology, Research, Management

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