VIE - Junior Sub-System Manager Locomotives (Software)

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Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Mannheim, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:405587 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

Did you every think how a train works and how it is designed and build? If you want to be part of an engineering team who’s profession and passion is the design of trains, join our team as a VIE Sub-System Manager for Locomotives.


As a Sub-System Manager Locomotives you are responsible to manage the design and development of software based systems which consists of multiple embedded computers, controlling the train operation. Based on a technical specification the vehicle computer software is getting specified, designed, developed and tested. It communicates with other subsystems on the locomotive and is an integrated part of the vehicle control system.


The Sub-System Manager has multiple interfaces in the organisation and team as the vehicle control computer is basically the central brain of the locomotive with interfaces to many other subsystems in the vehicle. Technical specifications incl. norms and rail standards getting provided by the systems engineers as input for the vehicle control software development. Interfaces to other subsystems need to be aligned and specified. After the development work is done, the vehicle control computers need to be tested and integrated on train with the support of the testing department.


Task description:

  • Collecting and checking input requirements for the development of the vehicle control computer software and system
  • Manage the development of the control software with the phases specification – design – development – testing
  • Support the integration of the vehicle control system into the train and support testing and authorization of the subsystem



  • Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Knowledge about software development (preferable for embedded systems) and relevant practises like development lifecycles, agile practises, relevant norms
  • Basics about project management, planning, scheduling in an engineering environment
  • Team player
  • Self-driven and pro-active mindset
  • Open for cross-cultural experience and working in an international team
  • Good communication skills
  • English language skills (fluent), basic German language skills are beneficial
  • Agility and flexibility, ready to learn and explore new things
  • Curios about trains and state of the art technical solutions


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





Job Type:​VIE​

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