Product Architect (F/M)

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Date: 04-Sep-2021

Location: Villeurbanne, France

Company: 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 38 900 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact

JOB TITLE : Product Architect (F/M)

Localisation : Villeurbanne (69)



On a new program hosted by France Innovation Center, the purpose of the job is to contribute to the development of a railway signal detection system (EDS) in line with the Mainline platform and guidance, the Program Manager and the Design Authority. You will lead the technical development of the SDS and will integrate innovative technological bricks developed in order to serve on-going projects. You will be in interface with development & Innovation teams, internal customers, suppliers…



  • Develop and deliver the Signal Detection System Product in line with the Product Roadmap and as agreed with the Program Manager
  • Play the key role between Engineering Design team and Design Authority in the definition of technical answer to the needs expresse



  • Hierarchical: Innovation Center Director in a 1st step. Position to be changed to Program Manager in a 2nd step.
  • Functionnal: Program Manager



  • Product Program team
  • Product Quality and Safety Manager
  • Product Safety Manager
  • Design Authority
  • System Application Architect (if needed)
  • Project Engineering Manager
  • Suppliers



  • With the Design Authority and the Product Program Manager, define and agree on the Product development roadmap that he/she commits to deliver
  • With the Product Program Manager, manage the Product Development team for both internal (Products Engineering) and external (buy) developments, ensuring respect of QCD commitments
  • Ensure technical coordination within program engineering team in order to apply design choice defined jointly with Design Authority
  • Specify the Product characteristics and ensure that the Product delivers the performance levels expected as defined in the Product roadmap and meet Systems and Platforms expectations
  • Organize peer-to-peer reviews with Design Authority
  • Organize Product Design Reviews and co-lead them jointly with Design Authority
  • Support Make or Buy analysis and arbitration 
  • Develop design-to-cost approach in developments to decrease unit cost of solutions
  • Manage Product Requirements: ensure the traceability of the product requirements (from product level down to software and hardware level) and ensure that each product requirement has been addressed by V&V through the whole development cycle 
  • Manage Product Configuration, Change Management and deliveries: establish and maintain the configuration baselines, perform configuration reviews, lead the Change Control Board (CCB) with the Product Program Manager and Design Authority
  • With the Product Program Manager, provide QCD estimation on Bids and user projects requests and support Solution Director / Design Authority / System Application Architects in gap analysis/QCD quotation



  • Product targeted key performances achievement (as specified at SGR) 
  • Work Package QCD commitment respect
  • Product development OTD (On Time Delivery) and DFQ Gate Reviews



  • Graduated from Electronic or Computer Engineering school, PhD / BAC+5
  • Education in video analytics, optics or detection systems for autonomous vehicles



  • 5 years in electronic development (System, Hw, Sw, V&V, RAM) in similar products environments
  • 2 years in Work Package management, Planning management
  • Safety environment
  • Sub-contractor management
  • Autonomous Mobility (railway or road) project execution or program development



  • Electronic engineering (Product Design/Architecture, Hw, Sw, V&V, RAM, Safety
  • Functional team management
  • Sub-contractor management 
  • Work Package management
  • Risk & Opportunity management
  • Planning management
  • Ability to state and take decisions in multiple choices situations 
  • Ability to stay focused and to arbitrate in fuzzy & uncertain environments
  • English

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