Traction Software Development Engineer

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Date: 26-Jan-2023

Location: West Mifflin, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:400478 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

Support application integration of Alstom standard converter control software for Motor, Auxiliary and Line converters. 


Purpose of the Job 

Participate to the complete development cycle of the embedded software for Traction converter, by assuring the works of design and test of the software for Command-Control, following the standard 50128 within the framework of national or international rail projects. 

Collaborating with the Traction Control and Validation Software Engineers, the Software Engineer design software, realize integration activities, generating embedded and simulation for traction applicative software, based on functional requirements specification documents (FRS). 



  • Respect and apply the EHS rules  
  • Work on many projects and manage the priorities 
  • Design application software for traction and auxiliary converters 
  • Respect the design and EN50128 internal process  
  • Co-ordinate Software Design for Traction/Auxiliary system with Software and Control team for whole train and he is the one who support/lead during technical review or for training with the final customer 
  • Support the Traction Control Engineer for the functional requirement specification writing 
  • Write the software requirement specification according to the functional requirement specification  
  • Write the quality documentation 
  • Support the validation activities on test bench 
  • Support the commissioning team and Traction/Auxiliary control teams 
  • Respect the QCD and update the indicators of software activity 
  • Participate to the design reviews 
  • Participate in audits within the framework of the software certifications 
  • Responsible for the configuration management of the software project 
  • For the responsible of the workload activity: 
  • Insure the reporting to the PrEM, TrSE and Team Leader 
  • Manage software development planning in agreement with project planning 
  • Organize software development with the validation team in term of planning according to the project requirements, 
  • Organize and realize the follow-up of activities placed under your responsibility (budget and workloads), following the criteria: Quality, Cost, Delay (QCD) 
  • Ensure technical interfaces with subcontractors’ team and delivery acceptation on software development project, respecting Alstom processes and legislation rules 





  • Electrical Engineer (BSEE) with 2-5 years of experience.
  • With experience in writing and updating software requirements specification,  software design description  and software test procedures documents.  
  • Testing of software releases in laboratory simulator. 
  • Maintain configuration control of software released.
  • Field support for qualification and control issues.



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





Job Type:​Experienced​

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