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Senior PTC (Positive Train Control) QA Analyst Lead

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.




An application for permanent labor certification for the position described below will be filed by Norfolk Southern Corporation with the U.S. Department of Labor.


Job Title: Senior PTC (Positive Train Control) QA Analyst Lead


Norfolk Southern Corporation is seeking a Senior PTC (Positive Train Control) QA Analyst Lead based in Atlanta, Georgia.  This position will be responsible for testing the PTC locomotive-based computer system and system interactions with the back-office systems.  This individual will interface with various external vendors, IT management, business areas, and other QA analysts to build a testing strategy and facilitate the development and execution of test cases in order to support Norfolk Southern’s transportation systems.  This position requires domestic travel approximately 5% of the time.  When not required to travel, this individual will be required to telecommute to the office in alignment with Norfolk Southern’s office/remote - hybrid work policy.


Job Duties:

  • Provide testing strategy and hands-on technical experience.
  • Assist in leading test engineers and architects to achieve company manual and automation testing goals.
  • Build strategies that embrace new testing technologies for both current and legacy application.
  • Implement testing strategies that integrate with a DevSecOps environment.
  • Align the team with testing best practices and metrics.
  • Assist with the selection of test engineers and architect resources and hold these individuals accountable to successful testing best practices.
  • Demonstrate success in building and leading testing teams.
  • Provide hands-on management and leadership to a team of testing professionals responsible for implementing QA practices within the software development lifecycle.
  • Develop the testing practices and test automation skills within the team.
  • Work closely with IT and Agile leadership on strategy development, planning, and design of new test solutions and the refinement of existing processes and tools.
  • Communicate the testing strategy to leadership.
  • Track defects in both internal and vendor defect management systems.
  • Update and maintain defects in Norfolk Southern’s Enterprise Quality Assurance System.
  • Analyze defects and assign to appropriate resources.
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts to resolve system issues.
  • Help publish and distribute reports/metrics.
  • Assist with the test execution and the coordination of test execution schedules.
  • Support change management as it relates to Quality Assurance.
  • Verify message flow between systems using in-house viewer tool (XML and EMP).
  • Build test sets and run planned test cases in Norfolk Southern’s Enterprise Quality Assurance System.
  • Modify existing test cases and create new test cases, along with identification of test data.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related, relevant field (equivalent foreign degree accepted).
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience working with software quality assurance.  This experience must include at least four (4) years of experience:
    • Working in Enterprise Quality Assurance Systems;
    • Supporting testing activities;
    • Working with teams to discuss problem analysis, systems defects, and requirements; and
    • Analyzing data and requirements, creating/executing test cases, tracking defects, and reporting results.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Work in a complex multi-vendor environment; and
    • Oversee and lead a team with customer support focus.
  • Must be able to work weekends and on-call as necessary.



Location of Employment:

650 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308


Apply via email: or call (757) 618-8205.


Salary:  $110,448 to $123,000 per year



This notice is provided as a result of the intended filing of an Application for Permanent Employment Certification for the above job opportunity.  Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application to:



Certifying Officer

U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Office of Foreign Labor Certification

200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-5311

 Washington, DC 20210



This notice was posted in a conspicuous place in the office of Norfolk Southern Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia and on the company’s intranet for a period of 10 consecutive business days from Jan. 24, 2023 until Feb. 6, 2023.  The notice remained clearly visible and unobstructed during the entire period of posting.


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