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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Requisition ID : 10712 

Job Description

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. Interactions with external vendors may also be required.


4-yr College Degree preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or related field

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
• Deliver innovative, engaging web applications using the latest software technologies.
• Fulfill several project requests simultaneously while working in a fast-paced environment.
• Work with business partners and outside vendors, if required, 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 develop by self and others as per the requirements and detailed design.

Required skills:
• Strong knowledge of Java, including data structures, algorithms, enterprise systems, and asynchronous architectures.
• Deep understanding of web services software architecture and design (REST/SOAP), including security based implementations.
• Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript and front-end frameworks (Ext JS experience a plus)
• Experience implementing transaction and management and persistence using ORM frameworks (such as JPA and Hibernate).
• Experience with data modeling and database programming skills (Oracle database and PL/SQL experience a plus).
• Experience with NoSQL Database like Cassandra, MondoDB, or similar
• Familiarity with infrastructure systems (servers, systems administration, and Unix/Linux scripting skills) a plus.
• 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 (Scrum).
• Working experience with Microsoft SSRS.
• Working experience with UML and design patterns.
• Working knowledge of continuous integration tools: Jenkins/Hudson, Nexus, JUnit, Selenium, Sonar, Maven, Ant, SVN, GIT, Puppet, Chef.
• Working experience with JBoss and/or Weblogic.
• Enterprise Service Bus experience
• Experience in the following: XML, Web Services, IBM WebSphere MQ
• SLUNK Operational Intelligence experience would be preferred
• Transportation-Positive Train Control(PTC) /Logistic Industry experience would be preferred

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta