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Date: Jul 9, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 12071: Java/J2EE Application Developer 


Job Description

Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, seeks an energetic problem solver with proficiency in the area of application software development. This applicant must be highly motivated to meet project deadlines and technology challenges. The Norfolk Southern Information Technology department is searching for a qualified candidate to join a dynamic project team working to validate the functionality of NS transportation systems.

This position provides the opportunity for the individual to be involved with the development, integration and support of a locomotive based computer system.  Candidate will interface primarily with team lead as well as the business area to design and develop application and integrations to support the NS Positive Train Control system. 

Education: 4-yr College degree preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.


  • Deliver innovative, engaging web applications using the latest software technologies
  • Fulfil several project requests simultaneously while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Work with business partners and outside vendors to collect and confirm project business requirements
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Identify design problems and devise solid technical solutions
  • Take smart risks and champion new ideas
  • Conduct system wide requirement analysis and work effort estimations
  • Collaborate closely with the PM/Architects/Team Leads
  • Thoroughly understand the requirements and ability to develop detailed software designs
  • Use best practices and coding standards
  • Participate in peer-reviews and provide feedback
  • Provide accurate and detailed weekly task reports
  • Develop, maintain, troubleshoot, enhance and document components developed by self and others as per the requirements and detailed design.

Skills Desired:

  • Strong knowledge of Java, including data structures, algorithms, enterprise systems, and asynchronous architectures
  • Deep understanding of web services software architecture and design, including security based implementations
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and front-end frameworks
  • Experience implementing transaction and management and persistence using ORM frameworks
  • Experience with data modeling and database programming skills
  • Experience with NoSQL Database
  • Understanding of networks, firewalls, load balancers and concepts with the ability to provide requirements to infrastructure team as well as provide troubleshooting assistance
  • Working experience with agile methodologies
  • Working experience with Microsoft SSRS
  • Working experience with UML and design patterns
  • Working knowledge of continuous integration tools
  • Working experience with JBoss or Weblogic
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Proven ability to work in fast-changing, results-based environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enterprise Service Bus experience
  • Experience in the following: XML, Web Services, IBM WebSphere MQ
Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta