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Date: 09-Oct-2019

Location: Marcinelle, WHT, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:56162

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


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 signaling standard)
* 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.


He/she participates to the complete development cycle of the embedded real time operating software for rolling stock hardware platform used for Traction and Auxiliary converters.

He/she will support the whole engineering activities of the Base Software design according to the standard EN50657 within the framework of national or international rail projects.

He/she will report hierarchically and functionally to the Hardware Control Command Manager.

Key Network & Links

* Electronic Product Manager
* Hardware Control Command Manager
* Electronic Domain leader
* Programmable Component Domain leader
* Software Validation domain leader
* Software Domain leader
* Traction engineering team (TrSE, RAMS, Control, Validation Engineer…)
* Traction Alstom site, Manufacturing Alstom site

* Final customer (railway operator)
* Suppliers
* Auditors
Specific responsibilities of the role:

* Respect and apply the EHS rules
* Respect the internal processes and the EN50657 standard
* Support the Hardware Control Team for the hardware design of hardware platform
* Define the base software architecture according the hardware platform used in rolling stock equipment
* Design the base software for rolling stock platform
* Support for costing and planning elaboration
* Support for clause by clause analysis
* Write/Ensure the base software technical documentation
* Write/ensure 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 base software activity
* Participate to the design reviews
* Participate in audits within the framework of the software certifications

* On a yearly basis :

Make proposals of R&D topics leading to improvements of performance of Engineering in term of Quality or Productivity : Identify necessary investment (CAPEX)
* All along the year :

Follow market innovations in his/her domain and derive product R&D topics if useful

Team size:

Depend of the project (from 1 to 5 people).


* Experience of at least 5 years in real time software design and standard application
* Advanced knowledge with embedded Software system
* Advanced knowledge in AINSI-C language
* Advanced knowledge in processor architecture (ARM, DSP, …)
* Advanced knowledge with Integrated Development Environment with CEI 61131 Languages (Control Build, Matlab/Simulink)
* Good knowledge in hardware electronics boards architecture
* Good knowledge with configuration management principle
* Good knowledge with requirement traceability principle
* Good knowledge with Configuration and change management tools
* Basic knowledge in control system
* Basic knowledge in power control electronic
* Good English oral & written expression
* Autonomous, analysis capability, team spirit, good communication skills

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.

Job Type: Experienced

Job Segment: Developer, Embedded, Product Manager, Testing, Change Management, Technology, Operations, Management
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Base Software Domain Leader

Alstom, Charleroi
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Permanent contract
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