Program Verification & Validation Manager
Madrid, Spain
hace 2 días

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


Program Verification & Validation Manager (VVM) (EN-VA-03)


  • Take part in building the foundations of Alstom platforms by leading, organizing and performing the verification, integration and test activities of developments ranging from software, to product and system programs fitting the needs in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery.
  • Define and lead all the in-house program activities related with Verification, Integration and Testing, either performed by a team in V&V department or delegated to experts in other Development Center (DC) departments.
  • Cooperate with Security signaling team to complement V&V activities with end-user integration scenarios.

  • Define and deploy an automation strategy for Validation activities related to the program (WPF application), including the different test families and using technologies such as Cucumber, jmeter, Postman...
  • Share with Product Architect the V&V strategy defined to deliver a validated program and agree on requested budget and schedule of inputs and deliverables

    This role will require to :

  • Define the Program Verification and Validation strategy in the V&V Plan, to ensure proper coverage and demonstration that design requirements and intended use cases are met.
  • Collect the contributions of all involved stakeholders;
  • Ensure the application and adherence to the reference processes, methods & tools, requesting deviations whenever appropriate;
  • Define and agree V&V activity schedule
  • Organize and lead documental verification and reviews;
  • Manage full verification and validation of the equipment under test;
  • Define and deploy an automation strategy for Validation activities related to the program, including the different test families and using technologies such as Cucumber, jmeter, Postman...
  • Migrate the way of working from manual testing to automated testing
  • Monitor and follow-up execution and reporting of activities delegated to experts in other departments;
  • Technical Management (Configuration, Change Control and Requirement traceability);
  • Perform and follow up V&V Sw phases of the product, with strong liaison with Product Architect;
  • Define needs, architecture and follow-up implementation of testbenches and analysis tools;
  • Represent Alstom in front of customers or partners, for instance to provide overview of Test progress, issues, risks and opportunities;
  • Manage functionally the Program Verification & Validation Team and ensure / control their deliverables for the project;
  • Ensure independence of verification from design;
  • Select and manage subcontractors;
  • Manage work packages or WP tasks;
  • Preparation and active participation for Program Gate Reviews following Program DFQ cycle.
  • Performance management :

  • DNDR (Defect Non Detection Rate)
  • DQI (Delivery Quality Indicator)
  • CPI (Coverage Progress Indicator)
  • Cooperation and support to Root Cause Analysis


    Mandatory :
  • Graduated
  • Graduated
  • Languages : English (full proficient use) and Spanish (full proficient use)
  • Desirable :

  • Other languages : French
  • Master degree in engineering or scientific topics

    Mandatory :

  • Good analytical skill and previous experience in test & integration are required. In alternative, you will have an experience in system engineering or Safety Assurance.
  • Knowledge of at least one Alstom D&IS domain (hardware, software, product, system) V&V methodology.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of security solutions (CCTV, PA, PIS, Telephony, Communications, others...) and integrated control centers.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience on software agile projects and continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Demonstrable knowledge on testing automation strategy and deployment for Sw development (use of Sw tools such as Cucumber, ) and basic programming knowledge
  • Desirable :

  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills using Microsoft Azure DevOps (or similar) for version control, reporting requirements management, program management,documentation management, testing, etc...
  • At least 5 years in relevant positions (systems / sub-systems integration, embedded equipment, electrotechnical product development) in a highly complex and normative environment (railway signalling, aerospace, defense, nuclear) would be a major asset.
  • Engineering and system background.

  • Open-minded
  • Self) entrepreneurial

  • Problem setting and problem solving
  • Leadership, team motivator
  • Sense of urgency
  • Writing skills required : clarity, rigor, and concision
  • 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.

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