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PTC QA Analyst

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Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 12031: PTC QA Analyst 


Job Description

Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, seeks an energetic problem solver with proficiency in the area of application software testing.  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 testing of a locomotive based computer system as well as the system interactions with the back office systems. The testing will involve both manual and automated aspects of testing. Testing will be done in a lab environment, often with the use of simulators. The ideal candidate will possess strong PTC (Positive Train Control) knowledge and interface with various external vendors and other QA analysts as necessary to facilitate the development and execution of test cases.

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

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:
• Track defects in both internal and vendor defect management systems
• Add/Update defects in HP ALM (HP Application LifeCycle Management) and Sharepoint
• Analyze defects and assign to appropriate resources
• Work closely with Subject Matter Experts to resolve system issues
• Assist with publishing and distributing Reports/Metrics
• Assist with the test execution and the coordination of test execution schedules
• Assist with change management as it relates to Quality Assurance
• Verify message flow between systems using in-house viewer tool (XML and EMP)
• Setup test sets and run planned test cases in ALM
• Modify existing test cases and create new test cases, along with identification of  test data 


• Minimum of 4+ years with software quality assurance
• Experience in HP ALM: at least 4 years
• Experience working with teams to discuss problem analysis, systems defects and requirements
• Experience with requirements analysis, test case creation and execution, data analysis, tracking of defects and reporting of results
• Experience working in a complex multi-vendor environment
• Experience supporting testing activities
• Strong teamwork ethic and customer support focus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Knowledge of scripting/programming languages
• PTC (Positive Train Control) knowledge  
• Regulatory Compliance testing experience

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