Lead Architect - Railway Supervision Framework

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Date: 30-Jan-2023

Location: Villeurbanne, FR

Company: Alstom

Alstom Job Reference : 294123


Job environement:

In Alstom 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 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

You will be joining Alstom’s Technology Center in Villeurbanne (France) which is Alstom specialized center for the development of generic electronic or software products that will be used for all Alstom railway applications: onboard electronic products, telecom solutions, trackside products, and centralized server solution. In Villeurbanne you will join the team in charge of developing a brand-new platform hosting and executing railway supervision services used in control centers (train tracking, regulation, traffic management etc.). This new platform under development will be built around microservices architecture and publish & subscribe data exchange, using latest software technologies.


Your mission:

As Lead Architect you will:

  • Build the detailed product roadmap, selecting which function to be implementing when for which customers,
  • Drive the overall framework architecture & solution, in adequation with customer requirements but also complying safety, availability, maintainability, and cybersecurity constraints.
  • Review the architecture proposed by software architects with a board of experts (internal team members, internal customers team’s members, similar development team members)
  • Contribute to standardization by reusing existing solutions or by implementing reusable solutions, including COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf)
  • Ensure technical consistency of the overall development:
    • Elaborate the key driver of the architecture
    • Select the technology & supplier needed for the design
    • Review and approve System architects, Software Architects and Validation Architects detailed technical proposal
    • Ensure the overall technical consistency, in compliance with the initial program needs
    • Be able to represent the technical team in the required meetings (internal or external meeting)

You will work under the responsibility of a program manager, be part of the program Core Teams, and will work closely with other engineering teams.


Your profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science / software / system / product engineering
  • Good knowledge software development process and standard
  • Good knowledge of following technologies:
    • Distributed or Micro services architectures
    • Publish & subscribe bus technologies
    • Containerization & virtualization
    • Database management
    • Cybersecurity design constraints
    • Cloud deployment
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in software / system development technical coordination.
  • Strong capacity to design, review, and explain new architectures
  • Capacity to work in English: technical reading, technical meetings, design reviews, email, and specification writing.
  • Good communication skills and capacity to work with remote teams

Joining Alstom:
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, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 

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