IT- Java Developers/ Software Engineers

Company: Union Pacific Railroad


General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Contact Information
Qualifications:

Design, develop, implement and maintain new and modified systems utilizing new and experimental information technologies to support the departments of the railroad.

Union Pacific Railroad is currently hiring entry level and experienced Java developers to fill existing vacancies. 

The positions will be assigned within the IT Department based upon business needs. 

Positions will be filled as Application Developer, Sr. Applications Developer, Project Engineer, Sr. Project Engineer, and Associate Systems Engineer depending upon the successful candidate's skill set and experience. 

Candidates will be required to qualify on the Berger Aptitude for Programming (BAPT-Adv) Test. 

Java Developers/Software Engineers 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. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive hands-on development experience with skills in Java, Spring, JDBC and JMS. 

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

Accountabilities:
  • Use new information technologies to assemble systems meeting department business needs. This may require an understanding of, and ability to work with, multiple types of hardware and software. The system design must be reviewed with customer department personnel to ensure it meets their requirements.

  • Use new information technologies to assemble systems meeting department standards that resolve customer department business needs. This may require an understanding of, and ability to work with, multiple types of hardware and software. The system must be reviewed with customer department personnel to ensure it functions correctly.

  • Participate in the maintenance and support of systems utilizing new information technologies to ensure performance, availability, protection and data security required for a world-class transportation company. The existing system may utilize technology the incumbent is not experienced in, requiring quick understanding of unfamiliar methods.

  • Work closely with customer departments to respond to questions concerning functioning of existing or proposed systems utilizing new information technologies. 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.

Required Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
  • A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field. Strong applicable experience (a minimum of 6 years Java programming experience) may be taken into account in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
  • 1 year(s) experience in Information Technology including hands-on Java development experience in a professional environment , knowledge of Object Oriented development techniques, strong persistence-tier knowledge, Agile development experience, and exposure to Web services development.

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Advanced communication skills both written and oral

How to Apply: http://www.unionpacific.jobs/careers/apply/descr.cfm?REQN_NBR=069607