Software Leader

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Date: 25-Jun-2022

Location: charleroi, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:262238 

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

DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN CHARLEROI – Where Software Engineering meets Mobility Solutions

Alstom Development Center located in Charleroi, gathers all the R&D activities that aim to develop Alstom’s Signalling solutions, mainly ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) solutions.  

Alstom Charleroi DC teams (about 200 experts - System Engineers, Embedded Software experts, Verification & Validation Engineers,…) are driving innovative development programs with the ambition to keep and improve Alstom’s world-leading position on today and tomorrow digital mobility solutions for which Software Engineering is clearly one of the core competencies (Train control systems, Signalling Systems, Automatic Operation,…).



By joining a multidisciplinary, multicultural and international team, your role as Software Leader will be to lead and organize activities and teams dedicated to :


  • Take part to the development of software specifications and architectures based on the needs expressed by rail experts.
  • Develop and maintain software components (detailed designs, coding and tests)
  • Perform integration and functional tests of these components in the final products via physical and digital test platforms
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our processes, methods and working tools
  • Take an interest in technological developments in the field and in the profession         


You will have to lead and support colleagues in charge of the following activities respecting processes and standards:

  • Critical review of input specifications
  • Active participation in team dynamics (stand-up meeting, code review, pair programming)
  • Design and implementation of reusable modules
  • Use of existing or newly created modules
  • Software versioning
  • Production, testing and documentation of executable components

Qualifications & Skills:


Education – Master or Engineering Degree (BAC +5) in Electronics, Computer Science, Telecom, Automation, Electricity, Robotics, Mecatronics or in another similar technical specialty is mandatory



  • In embedded software programming is mandatory
  • Strong Background in Test & Integration activities in safety systems (e.g. aeronautics, railway,…)
  • Experience in functional team leading, in managing work packages and/or sub-contractors
  • Knowledge of railways signaling systems, automotive, spatial, avionics are an asset.


Methodologies & tools

  • Programming languages: C, C++, Ada
  • Versioning tool: Git, SVN, (Clearcase)
  • IDE : GPS/GNAT for Ada, VisualStudio for C/C++
  • Development methodologies: V Cycle, Agile is an asset
  • Continous integration : Jenkins, GitLab



  • Good oral and written communication skills in French and English.

Behavioral competencies

  • Team spirit and proactivity
  • Curious, rigorous, responsible and reliable
  • Customer orientated
  • Autonomy and perseverance


  • Mission mainly based in Charleroi, potential short technical mission abroad or opportunities for long term duration mission abroad




  • Development plan (training, mission, … )
  • Opportunies for career evolution as a Software Architect , Software Group Leader, Software Authority
  • Also, opportunities to System and Validation metiers


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​

Job Segment: Testing, Embedded, Developer, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Technology