Verification and Validation Manager - OnBoard Signaling Program EVC_FAMILY (European Vital Computer)

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Date: 03-Nov-2022

Location: Villeurbanne, FR

Company: Alstom

Alstom Job Reference : 372701


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 this context, you will join the EVC_FAMILY program team, responsible for the development and sustaining of the product family of embedded security Onboard Signaling Controller used in MAINLINE signaling systems to comply with conventionnal and ERTMS signaling system.


EVC computers are on-board electronic safety products used in ERTMS and conventional signalling systems.

This on-board real-time signalling computer allows you to control train speed in real time, positioning and safety.

This ECU is based on multiple electronic boards allowing to centralize all external communications (Ethernet, GSM/GPRS, CAN, etc.), to interface train safety inputs/outputs, to interface odomety sensors and beacon reading system and to host signalling applications.


As Validation and Verification Manager (V&V Manager), you will be involved in all Validation & Verification activities of the program "EVC_FAMILY"

You will have an important role to play in defining and managing validation and verification activities.


Your mission:
As Verification and Validation Manager you will:

  • Manage the overall verification and validation activity to be described in the validation and verification management plan
  • Define the overall system validation strategy: test plan and objectives and test means,
  • Generate system validation reports and documentation
  • Review and approve the software validation strategy, plan, reports, and documentation
  • Ensure correct application of Alstom validation process, and perform necessary quality activities and reviews
  • Coordinate the overall system validation activities:
    • Plan validation activities and workload
    • Allocate work and test to testers
    • Track and report overall activity progress & status
  • Lead investigation activities to identify & precise issues found internally and externally
  • Lead the set-up and the sustaining of a sandbox environment for designer test (internal designer or application designers) 
  • Lead support activity to users

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


Your profile: 

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Good knowledge of validation process and standards
  • Basic knowledge of following technologies/domains:
    • Software knowledge in cloud based / Virtualized solutions
    • Supervision system / SCADA
  • Good knowledge in following domains:
    • development and validation process
    • validation strategy and test specification
    • test environment, test bench, simulators, etc.
    • network and virtual machine management
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in system validation.
  • Already one experience in managing validation activity
  • 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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