Firmware Developer/Architect

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Date: 09-Nov-2022

Location: Vasteras, SE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:200047 

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.  

Firmware Developer/Architect
Position ID: 303247


If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Firmware Developer/Architect based in Vasteras, Sweden.


Purpose of the role

The transformation towards sustainable mobility drives demand for railway capacity, and we have been the forefront of this journey for decades. To stay in this position, we need to recruit firmware design engineer to our Gate Drive Unit (GDU) team.

The GDU is at the heart of the electrical traction system and controls output voltage to the motors by the use of insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT). The GDU is vital for energy efficient and reliable transportation. The build-up of the GDU consists of dedicated hardware/electronics and FPGA firmware (VHDL).  The implemented firmware constitutes of essential and core features concerning the control, supervision of the IGBT’s and communication to other embedded systems.

The FW Design Engineer is engaged in all phases of the project such as requirements management, architecture documentation, implementation of VHDL code as well as verification and testing of the design. Main technical aspects of the job include analogue and digital electronic design in addition to VHDL programming.


•    Develop new and maintain existing FW (firmware), VHDL implementations.
•    Develop HW/FW architecture solutions.
•    Take part in developing and improving on processes (methods and instructions) and tools used within FW development
•    Interaction with other functions and stakeholders within the traction engineering platform products.
•    Ensure that the functional roadmap with respect to FPGA development fulfils the requirements of upcoming bids and delivery projects

•    Relevant academic background, e.g. Master’s Degree in Electronics, or similar
•    At least 3 years of experience with VHDL (very high description language) and electronic design
•    Experience of working with industrial electronics and FW for embedded systems
•    Knowledge about electronics (PCBA) manufacturing and its processes
•    Knowledge about testing, both in production and during development
•    Good documentation and presentation skills.
•    Experience from similar designs, combination of GDU – IGBT control solutions, is considered an advantage.
•    Knowledge and experience of railway and safety standards, e.g. EN50155, EN50121-3-2 and 50657/50129 is beneficial
•    Swedish & English at a fluent level is mandatory for this role

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.   



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