Software Design Engineer

18-6-2018 charleroi
description de la société


As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector.
Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.
Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.
The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people.


Alstom has been part of the Belgian railway history for about 130 years.
Today, from Charleroi (BE), the company is active through two centers of excellence:
- Signalling Systems – Center of excellence ERTMS (European standard development and implementation)
- Power Electronics – Center of excellence Traction Systems (Traction solutions / auxiliary converters / low voltage cabinets)
Important efforts in R&D support the development of these activities contributing actively to promoting a safe and performant railway network as well as sustainable mobility solutions worldwide.
The Alstom Belgium teams have an excellent knowledge and reputation in the global project management and every day from Charleroi, about 1050 employees, among which 500 engineers, are working on more than 100 projects all over the world. Thanks to them, the site of Charleroi makes a significant contribution to worldwide rail transportation development.

description de la fonction

The Software Design Engineer is involved in 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 designs software, performs integration activities, generating embedded and simulation for traction applicative software, based on functional requirements specification documents (FRS).

Organisational structure:
The Software Design Engineer reports hierarchically to the Software Team Leader and functionally to the Traction Project Engineering Manager (PrEM).
Within Alstom, he/she has regular contacts with:
• The Traction Engineering team (TrSE, RAMS, Control, Validation Engineer…)
• The Traction Alstom site, the Manufacturing Alstom site

Outside the organisation, the Software Design Engineer has frequent contacts with the final customer (railway operator), suppliers and auditors.

Performance Measurement/KPI’s
• Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) indicators, for security of the persons, the properties and the environment, by applying the safety regulations of the company.
• Periodically followed-up by the PrEM and the Software Team Leader.
• Control command & contractual software are accepted by customers (internal & final)
• Quality of the delivered work through the software development cycle, software anomalies report files and change request files.
• Respect and improve the costs allocated.
• Respect the delivery planning and follow-up the software development documents
• None non-compliances for delivery during Quality audits (IRIS, Certifer)
• Correct application of referenced evolution and software procedures
• Number of modification due to problem of coding (validation internal or tests,…)

Specific responsibilities of the role:
• Respect and apply the EHS rules
• Work on many projects aside 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 :
• Ensure the reporting to the PrEM, TrSE and Team Leader
• Manage project Software team
• 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.

vos atouts

Key knowledge area:
• Experience of at least 2 years in real time software design and standard application
• Advanced knowledge with embedded Software system
• Advanced knowledge with Integrated Development Environment with CEI 61131 Languages (Control Build, Matlab/Simulink)
• Basic knowledge with configuration management principle
• Basic knowledge with requirement traceability principle
• Basic knowledge with Configuration and change management tools
• Basic knowledge in Control system
• Basic knowledge in power control electronic
• Good knowledge in Electronics boards (Architecture and basic software) appreciated

• Language skills: Fluency in written and spoken French. Good command of written and spoken English.

• Behavioural competencies: Autonomy, analytical mind, team spirit, good communication skills, time management skill; sense of priorities; hands-on approach


You’re looking for a challenging but also meaningful job in a multicultural engineering company which sustain careers evolutions and allows international mobility?
At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself! As our next colleague, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of a safer global railway industry.
You recognize yourself in this short description?

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Jérôme Hallaux 0496542470