Traction Control Engineer

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Date: 25 May 2024

Location: Vasteras, SE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:448187 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Would you like to be part of a highly skilled team and work in an empowering, international, and challenging atmosphere?

Does the opportunity to be a part of an organization that’s leading the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide, sound exciting?


Join us as a Traction Control Engineer for our site in Västerås, Sweden!


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your technical expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Jenny Jutterström, Manager Traction Control Application and work alongside collaborative and dedicated team mates.


The main purpose of the role is to develop traction control software for high-speed trains, commuter trains and metros. You will be part of a team developing, testing and maintaining traction control software meeting customer expectations. The work will be carried out in Västerås with access to real time simulators, power lab and to trains across the world.


We'll look to you for:

  • Design control software for traction systems in trains and metros
  • Design, develop, document, test & integrate traction control software
  • Implementation and testing using graphical programming tools such as Simulink
  • Interact with neighboring disciplines within mechanical, electronics and systems engineering
  • Manage requirements with internal & external stakeholders 
  • Participate in investigations & in the development of solutions
  • Provide support to system tests, train commissioning & homologation of traction systems
  • Handle source code, configuration management, packaging & releases of software


All about you:

We value passion and attitude over experience. That's why we don't expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we've listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

  • MSC in Computer Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or equivalent.
  • Drive for results, good problem-solving skills, enjoying to create software solutions together with others.
  • English at a business fluent level is essential for the job and Swedish at an intermediate level is preferable.
  • 2-3 years of experience of software development for industrial applications or real-time systems is an advantage.
  • Experience of Simulink or similar graphical modelling and simulation tool is an advtange.
  • Experience of model based design workflow and interested in developing such workflow further is an advantage.


Things you will enjoy:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career.
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues.
  • Contribute to innovative projects.
  • Utilise our agile working environment.
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries.
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning.
  • Progress towards an expert role.
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension).


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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