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System Architect (Mgr I/ II Network Control Systems)

Date: Apr 26, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Fort Worth
Anticipated Start Date: 06/01/2022
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: $97,000 - $127,400


*Position is located at our Fort Worth, TX corporate office and has the potential to be a hybrid position with up to 50% remote work.


Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight.  Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.


What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.


We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.



  • Serves as an individual contributor within a designated team (typically no direct reports).
  • Design, develop, implement, document, and support various internally developed Train Control Systems including Positive Train Control (PTC), TrainSheets, Graphical Restriction Interface Tool (GRIT) with a focus on Safety and High Availability.
  • Use technology systems/applications development experience to analyze requirements, evaluate design alternatives, and develop software solutions that meet business objectives.
  • The applications developed will primarily use the .Net framework, the C# language, ASP.NET, Geographic Information System (GIS) and SQL Server databases in implementing Microsoft based software systems for an intranet web environment.
  • Key responsibilities will be the architecture and design of applications for a safety sensitive environment.
  • Candidate will also be required to work with business customers for requirements gathering and system analysis. 
  • Responsible for design, implementation, and all phases of testing. This will include generation of accurate timeline estimates, open communication regarding development status, designs, and issues, and ensuring best practices are followed in implementing technical solutions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree or 10 years of equivalent business experience/ equivalent formal training
  • 10+ years of Object Oriented Development experience
  • 5+ years of proven hands-on experience developing distributed systems based using C# to develop .Net Framework based desktop client applications and highly available Windows Services
  • 5+ years of SQL Server
  • Experienced at unit, integration, system level testing and troubleshooting issues across platforms
  • Able to identify underlying problems and appropriate techniques for solving them
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be a team player who shares knowledge
  • Able to work in high performing teams and deliver under pressure situations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in safety critical product development (e.g. rail, medical, aerospace…)
  • Experience with Web Forms ASP.NET, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Experience with GIS
  • Experience with railroad operations with a focus on PTC (positive train control)
  • Experience leading a team of developers




BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.

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