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Union Pacific Railroad Company

Associate Systems Engineer

Union Pacific Railroad Company - Omaha, NE

Associate Systems Engineer





Design, develop, implement and maintain mission critical systems utilizing new and cutting edge information technologies to support the departments of the railroad.

Union Pacific Railroad is currently hiring JAVA / J2EE developers to work on the PTC Train Control Data (TCD) systems. The TCD system is mission critical to UP’s transportation network and operations. JAVA / J2EE developers are in the technical career path. The technical career path is for employees interested in an individual contributor role, who wants to work with other team members to ensure a project's success. The main elements of the technical path include: 1) No direct reports, 2) Heavy technical skills, 3) Heavy teamwork, 4) Heavy client/customer contact, 5) Heavy daily planning and execution, 6) Creativity.

This position requires highly motivated, creative individuals with strong technical skills who are able to work in a team to deliver complex solutions within limited time frames.

The position will report to Soma Kodali in the Operating Practices department.

Union Pacific does NOT provide sponsorship for this position. Applicants who would now or in the future require sponsorship from Union Pacific in order to obtain, extend, or renew authorization to work in the U.S. are ineligible for this position. This includes applicants on the following work visas: F-1 Visas (including CPT and OPT), H, J, M, TN, and Any and all other Visas that require Union Pacific Sponsorship. This is the basic purpose of the job. It is a place you can really sell what makes this job unique and why a candidate should apply.


Design, develop, implement, and support applications to enable more efficient decision making, process automation, and/or operational effectiveness.

Work closely with customer departments to respond to questions concerning functionality of existing or proposed systems. This requires a high degree of customer responsiveness while following project management guidelines in reporting time and effort.

Work with other project members to assist in meeting project goals. Provide assistance to team members in problem solving to correct system errors. Provide assistance to team members in meeting target dates and in understanding applications of new technologies.

Assist the project leader in developing and reporting project schedules to meet the department and customer requirements.



A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field. Strong applicable experience (a minimum of 6 years JAVA / J2EE development experience) may be taken into account in lieu of a degree.

Candidates must take and qualify on an online IT assessment in order to receive further consideration for the position. Click here to view sample items for the IT Assessment. Within one hour after successful submission of your application, please watch for an email with an invitation and instructions to take the assessment.


3 year(s) experience in Information Technology developing mission critical JAVA / J2EE applications

Knowledge of XML schema definition and XML processing tools and techniques

Knowledge of Object Oriented development techniques and tools

Advanced communication skills both written and oral


With more than 8,000 locomotives and 107,000 freight cars, mechanics at all career levels can find opportunities at Union Pacific’s many shops. Mechanical employees inspect, repair and maintain freight cars and locomotives. By ensuring the equipment is in good working order, Union Pacific can offer safe, reliable transport of customer goods.


Union Pacific is one of America’s premier transportation and logistics companies, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serving many of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. Generations of Americans have built successful careers at Union Pacific and in the process, they’ve helped build a nation – delivering lumber for our homes, food for our tables, energy for our power plants and the countless raw materials and finished goods that supply the American way of life.


Omaha, NE

Closing Date:

12/29/2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time

Job Open To:

Internal and External Candidates

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Union Pacific Railroad Company


Associate Systems Engineer Union Pacific Railroad Company - Omaha, NE, United States


Location: Omaha, NE

Company Profile:
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.